Next fifty Initiative Funds The League’s Age-Friendly Initiatives

National Civic League’s program “Enhancing the Equity and Inclusiveness of Age-friendly Initiatives” receives funding from NextFifty Initiative.

NextFifty Initiative has awarded the National Civic League funding for the program “Enhancing the Equity and Inclusiveness of Age-friendly Initiatives.” Support from the Colorado-based foundation will fund a 2021 project by the League to help communities in Colorado add a racial equity dimension to their work on behalf of older adults, an effort that the League hopes to apply to other states as well.

“We are excited that our program, ‘Enhancing the Equity and Inclusiveness of Age-friendly Initiatives,’ which is designed to provide support for Colorado communities to infuse equity and inclusion into their work to improve the experience of aging for older adults in our community, has received this funding from NextFifty Initiative,” said Doug Linkhart, President of the National Civic League. “With the foundation’s support we can now continue to reaffirm the strengths and contributions of older adults, including to ensure that aging initiatives accomplish their goals of improving the lives of all older adults by engaging them in local affairs, rather than only those older adults that are traditionally well-represented in public affairs. It’s a tremendous endorsement to have this backing from funders so aligned with our mission.

“Our goal is to transform the way we as a society view and experience aging, and that informs the types of unique ideas and projects we fund,” said Diana McFail, President and CEO of NextFifty Initiative. “We see the National Civic League’s work on aging issues and experiences as an embodiment of our efforts toward more positive and enlightened approaches to aging. We offer our support and congratulations.”

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