About Us

Next50 is a private, national foundation based in Denver, Colorado. Since 2016, Next50 has been working toward creating a world that values aging.


It’s expensive to age in Colorado and the rest of the country. That is why we invest in innovative and equitable ideas that build capacity and change systems to create economic opportunities for older adults and the organizations that serve them.

We work with our partners by focusing on three priority areas of economic opportunity:

  • Ending Ageism
  • Advancing Digital Equity
  • Supporting Aging in Place

Our Values

Accountability. We hold ourselves and our partners accountable and measure outcomes for the goals we set out to accomplish.

Leadership. We strive to play a leadership role and to be recognized as a respected resource for improving the health and well-being of the vulnerable and under-served aging in the communities we serve.

Learning. We reflect upon our successes and failures and disseminate those lessons to advance the field and fuel additional innovation.

Innovation. We pursue pioneering and game-changing ideas and are willing to take risks to advance our mission.

Collaboration. We collaborate with a wide range of diverse partners and encourage those in which we invest to address aging holistically.

JUSTICE, Diversity, equity and inclusion policy

Next50 is committed to inclusivity, anti-ageism and equity for older adults and the organizations that serve them.  We reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion and sexual orientation. Through our funding and work, we aim to address social injustices, support marginalized communities, embrace anti-racism and eradicate systemic discrimination.  

Guiding Principles  

Equity for all older adults and the organizations that serve them. Justice, diversity, equity and inclusion is a source of strength, resilience and hope for transforming aging. All older adults and those working in the aging sector deserve to be treated with respect and to have equal access to programs and services that lead to optimal quality of life. 

Leadership, staff and partner empowerment. Supporting diverse leaders who work in aging organizations create resilient organizations. Supporting ongoing learning for Next50’s Board of Trustees, staff and partners will promote their justice, diversity, equity and inclusion competency. Engaging people of all ages through our commitment to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion are essential.

Advocacy for equitable policies and legislation. Contributing to the development and implementation of public policies that address systemic barriers and inequities facing marginalized older adults and those organizations that serve them. 

Accountability. Next50 will evaluate its efforts and hold itself accountable through attainable, actionable, relevant and specific goals. Next50 seeks mutual accountability among its leadership, staff and partners to ensure adherence with these Guiding Principles.

Resource availability. Next50 resources must be allocated appropriately to support the attainment of these policies and goals. Next50 seeks to leverage key relationships to support its ability to achieve these goals. 

Our 2024-2026 Strategic Plan