Frequently Asked Questions

What is Age Strong?

Age Strong is an impact investing initiative to provide financing to organizations and projects that benefit people over 50, most of whom are low-income. Age Strong is a partnership between AARP Foundation–the charitable arm of AARP, Capital Impact Partners, and Calvert Foundation.

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What is impact investing?

Impact investing is a type of investing that generates a financial return while also creating positive social and/or environmental impact. Investments made to organizations in the Age Strong initiative are considered impact investments.

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How does this help?

Organizations that receive funding through Age Strong are working in a variety of ways to support people over 50. From providing healthy meals to supportive housing to job training, these organizations are proactively engaging older people who need the most support.

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Who is AARP Foundation?

As the charitable affiliate of AARP, AARP Foundation is working with struggling people 50 and over so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. We focus on four priorities where immediate action and legal advocacy will have the greatest impact: hunger, income, housing and isolation.

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Who is Capital Impact Partners?

Capital Impact Partners transforms underserved communities into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution, we have a 30-year history delivering strategic financing, social innovation programs and capacity building that create social change and deliver financial impact nationwide.

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Who is Calvert Foundation?

Calvert Foundation is a nonprofit that enables people to invest for social good. Through our Community Investment NoteĀ®, a fixed-income investment security, investors can invest as little as $20 to support the causes and places they care about. During our 20-year history, we’ve worked with more than 15,000 investors, who have collectively invested more than $1 billion through the Note. As one of the most trusted names in impact investing, Calvert Foundation has maintained a 100% repayment rate of its investorsā€™ principal and interest since 1995.

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How do I get involved in Age Strong?

You get involved by investing in Calvert Foundation’s Community Investment Note, and then indicating your preference for the Age Strong initiative. Visit calvertfoundation.org/invest to learn more about the Community Investment Note.

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Do I need to be an AARP member to get involved?

No, you do not need to be a member of AARP.

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How do you select which projects or organizations receive funding?

Capital Impact seeks to provide direct financing for projects that enable older adults to age in their communities and that transform the long-term care system. This includes lending to Federally Qualified Health Centers that coordinate elderly care services, healthy food enterprises, homelike care facilities and other innovations that create opportunities for underserved individuals 50 and older to age healthier. Loan amounts range from $500,000 to $5 million, at terms of up to 10 years.

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