Organizations Funded to Support and Empower Older Adults on Economic Security Issues
Washington DC — The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), with support from Atlantic Philanthropies, announced grantees in an initiative to organize and empower older adults across the country. National Neighbors Silver (NNS) brings community, public, and private sector partners together utilizing structured, neighborhood-focused education and organizing strategies that benefit older adults. The National Neighbors Silver grant will fund regional advocacy networks, facilitated by local organizers.
Five NCRC member organizations selected for this initiative were announced at NCRC’s annual conference last week. Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People of Cleveland, Ohio, United Neighbors of Davenport, Iowa, Faith Action for Community Equity of Honolulu, Hawaii, Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition/Jewish Community Action of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Causa Justa of Oakland California will be funded in the first year of NCRC’s National Neighbors Silver program.
The President of Atlantic Philanthropies, Gara La Marche made the first official announcement of the grantees at NCRC’s annual conference. “The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has a long history of listening to communities and helping to make change,” said Gara LaMarche. “We believe great things are possible when older adults are engaged to bring about change. We are delighted to celebrate the National Neighbors Silver grantees as they work to advocate with and on behalf of older adults across the country.”
In addition to the support of local organizers, each selected National Neighbors Silver site will engage older adult volunteers by training them in organizing and financial education strategies. These volunteers will become a part of an integral network of NNS leadership ambassadors, who will share best practices and strategies for organizing and educating their peers around issues of financial security.
“We’re confident that National Neighbors Silver will empower community organizations to address the needs of older adults at this critical time. The organizing and advocacy efforts of the groups we’ve selected will expand access to direct services and generate policy changes that will enhance the lives of older adults in communities across the country,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of NCRC.
The National Neighbors Silver initiative will fund five organizations over three funding cycles, for a total of 15 organizations. Each funding cycle for this program will last three years. For information about future funding opportunities, please contact Ed Gorman, Chief Membership and Workforce Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Neighbors Silver Grantees: