Applications for AARP® Purpose Prize® Award Now Open

Posted on 02/07/24

Encore Purpose Prize

Are you or someone you know age 50 or older using life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives? If so, consider applying for the AARP Purpose Prize award.

For more information on the AARP Purpose Prize, including the application process, prize eligibility, and official rules, please visit

This national award recognizes founders of 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofits who are 50 and older. AARP will award five Winners $50,000 for their organizations and a year of support to help broaden the scope of their work. In addition, up to 10 Fellows will receive $10,000 for their organizations and a year of support. Applications will be accepted until February 29, 2024, at

“The AARP Purpose Prize award recognizes applicants who go beyond individual volunteering to take on a specific social problem in a sustained, systematic, and measurable way that aims to make the world a better place for us all,” said Samuel Shumway. “All across Wyoming, people 50-plus are using their life experience to give back in ways that elevate their communities and the world. The AARP Purpose Prize award seeks to recognize these leaders.”

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the nation's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

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