Releasing a New Report with the Eisner Foundation and Running a Successful Eisner Prize event

Congrats to Generations United’s member, DOROT!

Read our report and see the full event recap.


Launching a Three-Year Partnership with National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and A Second Chance, Inc., to Elevate and Strengthen African American and Native American Grandfamilies

Read the press release.


Convening a Successful Intergenerational Conference with our Terrific Partner, St. Ann Center on Intergenerational Care

We had 260 attendees from 12 countries!

See conference highlights:

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Testifying at the Senate Aging Committee’s Hearing on Opioids and Grandfamilies

The hearing — which resulted from our 2016 State of Grandfamilies report, Raising the Children of the Opioid Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies — led to Senator Susan Collins and Senator Bob Casey introducing a bill to support grandfamilies. Watch the recording, see highlights and learn more about Senators Collins and Casey’s bill.


International expansion of our Valuing Vaccinations Across Generations Campaign

Read our campaign update in the latest issue of the Adult Vaccination Newsletter.


Working with NBC News on the TODAY Show’s segment on Opioids and Grandfamilies

Read the companion article and this Q&A, both of which quote Donna Butts.


Our 2017 Programs of Distinction

Six new designees and 11 programs renewed!

Read profiles of our 2017 designees, then learn about the Programs of Distinction!


Releasing our 2017 State of Grandfamilies Report, In Loving Arms: The Protective Role of Grandparents and Other Relatives in Raising Children Exposed to Trauma

Read the report and see highlights.


Welcomes and Recognitions

Our Deputy Executive Director Jaia Peterson Lent was named a Next Avenue Top 50 Influencer in Aging

Welcomed our new Senior Fellow Irv Katz

Irv Katz is former president and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, a post he held from 2001–2015. Learn more about Irv.

Our Executive Director Donna Butts celebrated her 20th anniversary at Generations United.

GRAND Magazine awarded Generations United the Dr. Arthur Kornhaber 2017 GRAND Advocacy Award.

Read Dr. Arthur Kornhaber’s letter.

We announced our photo contest winners

See additional photos.

We launched our new GrAND Voice Newsletter

Read our December Issue and sign up!

Generations United opened its “Denver Office” (Sheri Steinig), joining our “Seattle Office” (Ana Beltran)

We updated our 51 State GrandFact Sheets and

Visit the site.


Our Partnership with LeadingAge Led by Our Senior Fellow Dr. Nancy Henkin and Funded by the Retirement Research Foundation

Learn more about Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice.


The 5th Annual GrandRally

This year, we and our partners convened over 600 grandfamilies, and livestreamed the event!

Michelle Singletary featured the GrandRally in her nationally-syndicated Washington Post column.

See other GrandRally highlights.


Our Best Intergenerational Communities

We thank the MetLife Foundation for making these awards possible for six years. See additional highlights.


(PHOTO: Marisa Hosmer)

These are a few ways your support of Generations United helps make a difference in the lives of children, youth and older adults.

We couldn’t have accomplished what we did without you.

We hope we can count on your generous donation to help us continue supporting intergenerational solutions around the country.

Thank you again for your support! Happy holidays!




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National nonprofit that improves children, youth and older adults' lives through intergenerational programs and policies. Why? Because we're stronger together.