About Us

Vision and Mission

The SCAN Foundation envisions a society where all of us can age well with purpose.

We pursue this vision by igniting bold and equitable changes in how older adults age in both home and community.

Aging affects all of us. Ensuring that every one of us is valued and has opportunities to age well will take all of us to solve.


Priority Populations

The Foundation prioritizes communities that have been historically marginalized with an emphasis on:

  • Older people of color;
  • Older adults with lower incomes (duals, near duals, and lower-middle income — below 400 percent of the federal poverty level); and
  • Older residents of geographically underserved areas.

We know that if we improve the aging experience for these priority populations and their networks of support, it will improve for everyone.


How We Work

The Foundation elevates marginalized voices, championing change for those discriminated against due to color, income, and ZIP code. We bridge public policy and private sector innovation, within and beyond the aging space to accelerate bold solutions with a diverse mix of partners and capabilities.


Our Strategic Priorities

Financial Security

Working to ensure all older adults have the financial resources they need to age well in their home and community. LEARN MORE


Data Equity

Working to ensure all older adults benefit from a representative, inclusive, and diverse data set that informs equitable innovation, interventions, and health outcomes. LEARN MORE


Health Equity in Aging

Working to reduce health inequities by shifting power to the community and harmonizing across the aging, disability, racial justice, and social justice systems in pursuit of shared goals. LEARN MORE


Evolving Models of Care and Financing

Advancing research and policy solutions to ensure health and aging systems reflect the needs and preferences of older adults. LEARN MORE




The SCAN Foundation was created as an independent charitable organization in April 2008 through a $205 million one-time contribution from the not-for-profit SCAN Health Plan.