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 Impact Capital.

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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?

AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. As AARP’s charitable affiliate, we serve AARP members and nonmembers alike. Bolstered by vigorous legal advocacy, we spark bold, innovative solutions that foster resilience, strengthen communities and restore hope.

To consider making a gift to AARP Foundation, visit

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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.

Learn more about Capital Impact’s financing options.

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Who is Calvert Impact Capital?

Calvert Impact Capital is a nonprofit that enables people to invest for social good. Through our Community Investment Note®, 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 Impact Capital has maintained a 100% repayment rate of its investors’ principal and interest since 1995.

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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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