Diverse Elders Coalition

The Diverse Elders Coalition advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people.

Together, we are made up of six national organizations representing a growing majority of millions of older people throughout the country: racially and ethnically diverse older adults; LGBT older adults; and poor and low-income older adults. We have come together to promote policy changes and programmatic solutions that respond to this demographic shift and will remove the barriers facing our communities. We envision a world where all older adults can live full and active lives as they age.

Atlantic Philanthropies
Arcus Foundation
Ford Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation
Target Audience
  • Aging Organizations
Impact Areas
  • National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
  • National Hispanic Council on Aging
  • National Indian Council on Aging
  • SAGE 
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center