Request for Applications: Aging by Design

To find out what is possible when we create solutions with people, rather than for them, the Health Foundation launched Aging by Design, a multi-year program to improve the health of older adults that uses a process called Design Thinking.

Aging by Design includes three phases:

  1. Community Learning Phase
  2. Project Planning Phase
  3. Implementation

This Request for Applications invites agencies participating in Learning Phase activities to apply for funding to participate in the Aging by Design Project Planning Phase.

To apply for funding, applicants must complete three required components:

  • Application narrative
  • Design Workshop activity
  • Project Planning Phase budget

Applicants may include public sector and not-for-profit health and human service organizations located in the Foundation’s 16-county funding area that serve older adults and caregivers. Applicants may include single organizations, two or more organizations partnering together, or coalitions.

To apply for funding, applicants must have participated in one of the two Design Day sessions held by the Health Foundation in September-October 2016.  In the case of partnering organizations and coalitions, the lead applicant must have attended a Design Day.

To download the full Request for Applications, click HERE.

Applications are due by 12 p.m. EST on Monday, June 19, 2017.

All materials should be submitted to Only electronic submissions will be considered.

To find out answers to frequently asked questions, download our FAQ document.


Design Thinking Workshop Kit

Design Thinking Workshop: Video Walk-through 

Budget Template