Priority Areas


Seeking Triple Aim results, The John A. Hartford Foundation is committed to better care for older adults that both drives better health outcomes and lowers overall 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 people, which benefits all of us.  

Our current priority areas include:

  • Family caregiving
  • End-of-life and serious illness
  • Age-friendly health systems


Overall criteria for funding include:

  • Focus on the older adult population and inclusion of geriatrics expertise;
  • Potential for national scale and impact; and
  • Potential for leveraging other initiatives and funding sources.


We utilize five main approaches across our programs: supporting the leadership of interprofessional experts in the care of older adults, linking education and practice, developing and disseminating models of care, strengthening tools and measures for quality care, and promoting policy and communications that support better care of older people and their families.

The Foundation makes grants by invitation only.