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At The John A. Hartford Foundation, our mission is to improve the care of older adults.

We do this by investing in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. 

  • 7 Great Health Care Stories from The John A. Hartford Foundation (PDF)
  • One-page Overview of the Foundation (PDF)

About The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan, national philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. For more than three decades, the organization has been the leader in building a field of experts in aging and testing and replicating innovative approaches to care. The Foundation has three areas of emphasis: creating age-friendly health systems, supporting family caregivers, and improving serious illness and end-of-life care. Working with its grantees, the Foundation strives to change the status quo and create a society where older adults can continue their vital contributions.

The Foundation was established in 1929 to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people. That was the guidance of its founders, brothers John and George Hartford, leaders of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company – later known worldwide as the A&P grocery store chain. Since 1982, The John A. Hartford Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars in grants focused exclusively on aging and health.

The John A. Hartford Foundation 2017 Annual Report

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