Applications for AARP Purpose Prize Award Now Open

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.”

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