EIN 52-0794300

AARP Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
353
Year formed
1961
Most recent tax filings
2019-12-01
Description
AARP Foundation is tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness.
Also known as...
Aarp Pacific Heights Chapter 2429

Program areas at AARP Foundation

The senior community service employment program (scsep) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Aarp Foundation first matches eligible older job seekers with local nonprofits and public agencies so they can increase skills and build self-confidence, while earning a modest income. Based on their employment interests and goals, participants may also receive supportive services and skills training through an educational institution. Their scsep experience most often leads to permanent employment. Scsep is administered by the u.s. department of labor. Aarp Foundation operates in 21 states and puerto rico. In program year 2018/2019 more than 13,000 people were served and more than 3,600 obtained unsubsidized employment. Httpwwwaarporgaarpfoundationourwo...
Aarp Foundation experience corps ("experience corps") is an evidence-based, volunteer tutoring and mentoring program that addresses a major contributor to poverty - the inability of children in kindergarten through third grade to read at grade level. Experience corps has more than 2,000 highly trained volunteers working in more than 22 cities and serves over 30,000 students in 2019 in high-need elementary schools. Each experience corps site operates one of three tutoring models: one to one; small group; and literacy assistance (where volunteers tutor and help teachers with classroom-wide activities). Studies show that Aarp Foundation experience corps works. After one year, many students who work with experience corps volunteer tutors achieve as much as 60% improvement in critical literacy skills compared to their peers. Volunteers provide an average of 6-15 hours of support each week throughout the school year.
Aarp Foundation tax-aide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. It is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those aged 50 and older. In 2019, over 35,000 Aarp Foundation trained and irs-certified volunteers helped over 2.5 million people file their taxes, resulting in over $1.4 billion in income tax refunds for taxpayers and more than $200 million in earned income tax credits. Sites were open late january/early february through mid-april for face-to-face service. Online assistance was available throughout the rest of the year. Tax-aide prepared returns are electronically filed, which helps to increase both the accuracy of returns prepared and the speed of refunds to taxpayers. Http://www.aarp.org/taxaide

Form 990s for AARP Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122020-02-18990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-21990View PDF
2016-122017-06-09990EOView PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

Who funds AARP Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
AarpEndowment of $78,917,500 and General Support of $22,945,239$101,862,739
 View purchase optionsSep Mi and Mo$9,002,611
 View purchase optionsDisability Services$4,988,139
...and 73 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of LaborSENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM$46,180,480
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...and 16 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by AARP Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
AarpCharitable Work Conducted on Behalf of Aarp Foundation$12,544,586
Financial Health Network (CFSI)Grant To Support Aarp Foundation's Income Security Program$1,210,500
Rhode Island Public Health InstituteGrant To Support Aarp Foundation's Food Security Program$750,000
 View purchase optionsGrant To Support Aarp Foundation's Isolation Program$660,000
 View purchase optionsGrant To Support Aarp Foundation's Isolation Program$518,698
...and 66 more grants made

Financials for AARP Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$263,901,185
Program services$1,387,081
Investment income and dividends$16,687,555
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$14,015,614
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-189,481
Total revenues$295,801,954

Personnel at AARP Foundation

NameTitleCompensation
Lisa Marsh RyersonPresident$468,741
Patricia D. ShannonSenior Vice President Strategic Planning and Chief Financial Officer$406,669
David WhiteheadSenior Vice President and Chief Development Officer$346,314
 View purchase optionsVice President - Finance , Grants , and Operations$257,587
 View purchase optionsVice President - Strategy and Innovation$257,586
...and 8 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$295,801,954
2019
Yearly growth
4.9%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$187,425,925
2019
Yearly growth
9.7%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$598,934,811
2019
Yearly growth
36.3%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
353
2019
Yearly growth
1.4%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
601 E St NW Tax Dept
Washington, DC 20049
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
County
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
aarp.org/aarp-foundation/ 
Phone
(800) 775-6776
Facebook page
AARPFoundation 
IRS details
EIN
52-0794300
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1961
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
P81: Senior Centers and Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
Parent/child status
Independent