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AARP Foundation

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

AARP Foundation is a senior center based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1961. As of 2019 they had $282 million in revenue and $439 million in assets.

AARP Foundation is tackling senior poverty by sparking bold, innovative solutions that help vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Aarp Pacific Heights Chapter 2429.

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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 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 unsubsidized employment. SCSEP is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. AARP Foundation operates in 21 states and Puerto Rico. In program year 2017/2018 more than 13,000 people were served and more than 3,600 obtained unsubsidized employment.

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 nearly 2,000 highly-trained volunteers working in more than 20 cities and serves over 30,000 students every year 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 2018, over 35,000 AARP Foundation trained and IRS-certified volunteers helped over 2.6 million people file their taxes. 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. Other 2018 highlights include $1.3B in taxpayer refunds and more than $222M in Earned Income Tax Credits for lower-income working taxpayers. Tax-Aide prepared returns are electronically filed, which helps to increase both the accuracy of returns prepared and the speed of refunds to taxpayers.

Form 990s for AARP Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 18, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 21, 2017990View PDF
2016-12Jun 9, 2017990EOView PDF
2015-12Dec 16, 2016990View PDF
...and seven more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for AARP Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$248,393,739
Program services$1,121,191
Investment income and dividends$11,340,283
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$21,426,355
Net income from fundraising events$10,150
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-208,977
Total revenues$282,082,741

Vendors for AARP Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudCRM software; Marketing software2020-07-20
█████ ████████ ███Audit accounting2020-04-16
████████ ███ ███Tax accounting2020-02-18
██████████CRM software2019-03-05
███████ ████ ██████Outbound Call Center Services$492,2252018-12-01
████ ██████████ ███Outbound Call Center Services$25,3202018-12-01
█████ ████████ ███Volunteer Engagement See Schedule O$1,470,2842018-12-01
████████ █████████ ███Media Outreach Optimization$1,972,8452018-12-01
...and five more vendors

Personnel at AARP Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Lisa Marsh RyersonPresident$372,309Aug. 17, 2020
Patricia D. ShannonSenior Vice President Strategic Planning and Chief Financial Officer$374,554Aug. 17, 2020
█████ █████████Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer$321,221Aug. 17, 2020
███████ ██████Vice President - Corporate and Foundation Relations$239,063Dec. 31, 2017
█████ █████Senior Vice President of Programs$296,686Aug. 17, 2020
███████ █ ██████Senior Vice President of Litigation$274,271May 22, 2019
████████ ██████Manager - Technology Tax Aide Program$234,592Dec. 31, 2017
█████ █ ███████Secretary and Treasurer and Finance Chair$0Dec. 31, 2017
█████ ███████Board Chair$0Dec. 31, 2017
█████ █████████Board Vice Chair and Audit Chair$0Dec. 31, 2017
...and four more key personnel

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