A History of Innovation

Founded in 1983 by then Commissioner of the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), Janet Sainer, the Fund was initially established to tackle the issue of food delivery on weekends to homebound seniors.  Bringing together public and private support to address this important issue, the Fund initiated a demonstration project that eventually spun off and became the model for programs across the country: the independent nonprofit Citymeals-on-Wheels.  Since then, the Aging in New York Fund has developed an expertise in incubating and testing new service delivery models representing the full spectrum of aging services.  Most recently, the Fund launched six projects involving financial literacy, intergenerational community service, and the support of working caregivers. We are now focused on the major impact areas to maximize an age friendly NYC outlined in the Key Priorities section of this site.

ANYF Announced New Board Chairman J. David Mahder

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