Founding Member Organizations
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (national)
Community Service Society (NY)
The Dayton Foundation (OH)
The Dayton Foundation strengthens existing community initiatives in the Dayton region by leveraging highly skilled senior professionals serving as Fellows, and engaging additional senior adults on a meaningful scale as skill-based volunteers.
Elders Action Network (national)
Encore Boston Network (MA, RI)
Encore Boston Network brings together organizations and individuals who share an interest in accelerating the adoption of encore as a community norm in greater Boston and eastern Massachusetts.
Encore Tampa Bay (FL)
Encore Tampa Bay creates pathways, programs, policies and resources to create encore careers and builds awareness for community/business leaders and organizations about the potential and windfall of encore talent in the Tampa Bay community.
EngAGE (CA, MN, OR)
EngAGE’s mission is to empower people – intellectually, creatively and emotionally – to do what they do best for the rest of their lives, gaining mastery, life enrichment and engagement. We lay a foundation for intentional community, the sense of having arrived, being part of a chosen neighborhood.
EngAGE delivers no-cost tailored programming in well-being, the arts, lifelong learning and intergenerational opportunities. Programs are taught by college-level teaching artists and other professionals; students participate in culminating events to use their skills in real-world ways.
Generation to Generation Seattle (WA)
Gen2Gen Seattle mobilizes 50+ adults to support thousands of at risk young people through roles including direct service, capacity building, Encore Fellows, paid staff and board. Focus is education equity employing collective impact.
Grand Rapids Community Foundation (MI)
Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Encore program inspires individuals age 50+ to engage in meaningful work and service. We also challenge community organizations to increase their capacity for experienced talent by identifying innovative service opportunities and pathways.
Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest (OR, WA)
JV EnCorps, an ecumenical program of JVC Northwest, facilitates transformative opportunities for value-centered service, community and spiritual formation for older adults committed to social and ecological justice.
Life Planning Network (national, chapters in CA, DC/MD/VA, MA, PA)
The Life Planning Network is dedicated to promoting positive aging and shaping the future of aging by supporting those transitioning to the next phase of life. Participate in our national chapter or in our Chesapeake, New England, Northern California and emerging eastern Pennsylvania chapters.
Next Chapter Kansas City (KS, MO)
Next Chapter Kansas City develops meaningful opportunities for persons ages 50 and older as they explore options for work, service, and learning in the next chapter of their lives.
Oasis Institute: (CA, DC, MO, IN, NM, NY, TX, plus partners in 50 cities).
The Oasis Institute is a national nonprofit organization that promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement roles such as intergenerational tutoring.
OneOC’s mission is “accelerating nonprofit success.” It provides volunteer, training, consulting and fiscal sponsorship services to help nonprofits become as efficient and effective as they are passionate about their missions.
Pass It On Network
Pass It On is a grassroots global network of adult thought leaders learning quickly and applying old ways of outreach and new technologies to respond to the demands of aging through mutual support networks.
Rose Community Foundation (CO)
Rose Community Foundation enhances Greater Denver quality of life through leadership, resources, traditions and values.We fund programs in aging to ensure that opportunities and services are available to support older adults in living independent, meaningful lives.
SAGE (Seniors Advocates for Generational Equity) inspires people over 50 to give forward with their time, money and voice to enable younger and future generations to thrive. We motivate action and volunteerism through grassroots conversations and leadership development.
Seoul 50Plus Foundation (Korea)
The Seoul 50+Foundation provides life redesign education, counseling services, socially meaningful jobs, creation of a new culture for 50+ generation, customized one-stop education programs.
The Transition Network (CA, DC, GA, IL, MD, OH, MA, MT, NM, NJ, NY, PA)
The Transition Network is a nonprofit that creates inclusive communities for women 50+ in personal or professional transitions who are seeking new connections, resources and opportunities to grow and contribute.
UW Encore guides UW staff and faculty retirees toward UW-related encore opportunities. As you walk your retirement path, UW Encore is dedicated to identifying ways to share your skills, strengths and wisdom with the UW community and its mission. In the 2017-18 academic year opportunities will include the Husky Leadership Initiative, the Pipeline Project, the Undergraduate Research Program and more.
Additional Member Organizations
The Age of No Retirement (UK)
The Age of No Retirement is part movement, part design lab, part network, part storyteller, part collaborator. We are a driving force for social change – committed to creating a world where our age does not define how we see ourselves or how other people should see us.
Association of Retiree Organizations in Higher Education (national)
AROHE supports the development and advancement of campus retiree organizations that enhance the intellectual, social, and physical well-being of retired faculty and staff as they continue their valuable contributions to their academic communities.
Amava provides services and content (both online and offline) to adults looking to stay active, connected and engaged throughout the second half of life. These are the ultimate keys to fulfillment and longevity.
Austin Up (TX)
AustinUP works with local and regional business and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, non-profit service organizations, boomers, seniors and caregivers on issues related to the future of aging in Austin. We prioritize the unmet needs of the Central Texas aging population, tap the talents of older adults to improve our community, and embrace innovation and creativity in the pursuit of an age-progressive culture.
Bridge Meadows (OR)
Bridge Meadows creates intentional intergenerational communities designed to help children become adopted from foster care, support their families so that they thrive and provide meaning and purpose for elders.
Bridges Together Inc. (MA)
At Bridges Together, we believe that strong intergenerational programs are a vaccination against ageism and a prescription for longevity. The benefits of meaningful intergenerational engagement are clear: Strong intergenerational programs empower youth to aspire to be active, healthful older adults all while experiencing being treasured by an older adult. In turn, strong intergenerational programs allow older adults to stay socially engaged, reflect on their lives as well as share their experience and wisdom.
Cardinal Institute for Health Careers (VA)
Cardinal Institute for Health Careers, CIHC, was established in March 2007 as Cardinal Creek Consulting, L.L.C> (CCC) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The primary focus was on the development of health care education curriculums and programs, as well as statistical consulting to the medical and legal professions, In addition, CCC began offering on-going Personal Are Aide courses in late 2013 and continues to the present.
Cleveland Foundation (Greater Cleveland OH)
The Cleveland Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by working together with our donors to build community endowment, address needs through grantmaking, and provide leadership on key community issues.
Cleveland Leadership Center (Cleveland OH)
Cleveland Leadership Center provides leadership and community engagement opportunities across a spectrum of life and career stages to inspire, connect and challenge individuals to make a positive community impact.
Cuyahuga County Public Library (Cuyahuga County OH)
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers the best in public library service, focused on being the center of community life and dedicated to creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive.
East End Neighborhood House (Cleveland OH)
East End Neighborhood House’s mission is to provide the families of our community culturally diverse and compassionate social services, education and activities so that each member—from child to senior—can become self sufficient and thrive.
Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) - Women's Business Center (Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo, Cincinnati and southern Ohio)
Since 2004, ECDI has assisted Ohio’s entrepreneurs through their one-stop-shop business services model, suited to meet the needs of all entrepreneurs, regardless of what business stage they’re in.
Encore Staffing Network: Vantage Aging (Cuyahoga, Medina and Summit counties) (RSVP and Encore Staffing Network)
For over 40 years, VANTAGE Aging has promoted successful aging by providing programs to support the needs of older adults to age in place and live independently with dignity. Its Encore Staffing Network combines staffing agency experience with encore innovation and specializes in placing older workers in jobs for the greater good.
EnCorps STEM Teachers Program (CA)
EnCorps STEM Teacher Program empowers retired Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math professionals to transform public education by teaching in high-need communities.
ESC Encore Fellowships (MA)
ESC Encore Fellowships provides transitional management support from experienced professionals to move critical initiatives forward. Fellows help build capacity through high-impact roles in areas such as management, operations and development.
Inspiring Service (OH)
Inspiring Service is launching their “Encore” program as part of the launch of a comprehensive program/platform named “Cincinnati Cares” for encouraging, empowering and inspiring volunteerism in their region.
The Milan Italy-based Kaumatua program (in development) will tap the wisdom of older people to benefit our community. It is inspired by the Maori word kaumatua, describing the wisdom of elders
In 2019 the Körber Foundation will award the ZUGABE Prize for social entrepreneurship in old age. Three senior social entrepreneurs aged 60plus who are implementing solutions to social challenges of our time will each receive 60,000 EUR.
The Longevity Forum (UK)
The Longevity Forum is a not-for-profit initiative committed to achieving longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives for as many people as possible. It was founded on the premise that increased longevity presents a wonderful human opportunity. Unlocking the longevity dividend will require multi-disciplinary collaboration and a radical rethink of how we approach all of life and not just the end of life.
Manufacturing Works (Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Medina, Geauga, Portage, Summit Counties in Northeast Ohio)
Manufacturing Works focuses on leading, strengthening, connecting, partnering to ensure a prosperous, connected manufacturing community in greater Cleveland.
The Aging Mastery Program empowers participants to embrace longevity through education, goal-setting, and peer support. In addition to in-person classes the in-home Aging Mastery Starter Kit inspires people to achieve autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
Pacific Symphony inspires, engages and serves Orange County and the region through exceptional music performances, and education and community programming. We engage Encore, skills-based volunteers in each of our departments working on project-based assignments.
The Radical Age Movement, Inc. (NY)
The Radical Age Movement is a national non-profit based in New York City that challenges traditional notions of aging. The organization’s goal is to change current perceptions and attitudes about aging, so that people of all ages can participate productively in areas of cultural, professional and community life.
The Resilient Aging Lab (CA)
The Resilient Aging Lab provides the tools, confidence and connections to enable older adults to transition effectively into later stages of life with renewed meaning and purpose through our “Transitioning with Resilience” workshop and a series of “Online Gatherings”
Silvernest is a unique roommate matching platform designed to help older adults find long-term housemates enabling them to stay in the home and community they love, earn extra income, and provide others with an affordable place to live.
Tripido is an innovative Dutch program that helps employees transition from full-time corporate work to part-time work for their corporation, and part-time for a social organization. All parties benefit from this new use of business skills.
Union Theological Seminary
The Encore Transition Program at Union Theological Seminary engages a diverse group of 12-15 like-minded 55+ adults in a four-month program of discernment, dialogue, and experience with what an “encore” stage of productive, social-purpose focused adulthood might look like.
United Neighborhood Houses of NY
United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is the membership organization of 39 New York City settlement houses and community centers that provide vital services to more than 750,000 New Yorkers each year. UNH supports its members by advocating for budget and policy reforms, developing innovative practices that better meet our communities’ needs, and customizing professional development that build the skills of the current and next generation of community leaders. UNH’s work and the work of its members help create stronger, more vibrant NYC neighborhoods for us all.
University of Minnesota Advanced Careers
University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC) is for Boomers transitioning from career jobs into meaningful engagement. It connects intergenerational learning, social impact, and personal development. UMAC is a gap year for experienced professionals as they transition from career jobs into what is next. UMAC brings a cohort of fellows back to campus as they explore ways to leverage their talents for the common good.
The Yellow Springs Community Foundation
The Yellow Springs Community Foundation – Entrusted with the responsibility of enhancing community life, we are a catalyst and resource for local charitable giving and grant making.