Dedicated to improving the care of older adults


Founded in 1929 by John and George Hartford of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (the A&P grocery stores), The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults.

Our efforts are critically important because the country is aging rapidly. Every eight seconds, someone in America turns 65 years of age. Today, we are experiencing the largest cohort of older adults in our country's history. This group is living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities and society in new and vital ways. To that end, older adults require age-specific, comprehensive, coordinated care.  

The John A. Hartford Foundation has a distinguished history of investing in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. Seeking Triple Aim results, we are committed to better care that both drives better health outcomes and lowers costs. In a rapidly evolving health care environment, our Foundation supports the spread of evidence-based models that can dramatically accelerate care improvement for older adults, which benefits all of us.  

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