Armando Trull

Media Relations Manager


Arlington, VA – December 3, 2019 — NextFifty Initiative has awarded the National Council on Aging (NCOA) a grant to establish a sustainable service delivery network with the capacity to provide the Aging Mastery Program® to older adults across Colorado. The Colorado-based foundation’s support will allow NCOA to advance its effort to support those fifty and older.

“We are thrilled that the Aging Mastery Program, which is designed to educate people about what to expect as they age and how to make small changes that can have lasting effects on their long-term health and economic security, has received this grant,” said Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA. “With the foundation’s support, we can now expand access to this program to more older adults in Colorado.”

NCOA is one of 32 organizations chosen in this latest funding cycle to receive a grant through NextFifty Initiative’s competitive application and review process.

“Our commitment to positively influencing the way individuals view and experience aging continues to inform the type of unique ideas, programs, and organizations that we fund,” said Diana McFail, acting CEO of NextFifty Initiative. “We see the National Council on Aging’s work in the aging space as an embodiment of our efforts to create a more positive and enlightened approach to aging. We offer our support and congratulations to NCOA.”

For the complete list of recent grant recipients click here.

About NextFifty Initiative

NextFifty Initiative is a Colorado-based private foundation. The organization exists to create brighter, longer and healthier futures that unlock the potential of communities through an advanced funding approach. Through this work, communities are positioned to fully benefit from the wisdom and diverse experiences of a thriving aging population. Our approach applies a multitude of lenses in funding high-yield aging solutions that benefit people age 50 and older. NextFifty Initiative focuses on funding designed to support concepts, projects and innovations that will benefit generations for years to come. To learn more, please visit

About NCOA

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well. Since 1950, our mission has not changed: Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. NCOA empowers people with the best solutions to improve their own health and economic security—and we strengthen government programs that we all depend on as we age. Every year, millions of people use our signature programs BenefitsCheckUp®, My Medicare Matters®, and the Aging Mastery Program® to age well. By offering online tools and collaborating with a nationwide network of partners, NCOA is working to improve the lives of 40 million older adults by 2030. Learn more at and @NCOAging.