The Auen Foundation

About Us


The Auen Foun­da­tion is a pri­vate foun­da­tion formed in 1991 as a non-prof­it, grant-mak­ing orga­ni­za­tion ben­e­fit­ing a broad range of health-relat­ed needs.

In 1995, the Foun­da­tion chose to rede­fine its mis­sion and con­cen­trate on the aging pop­u­la­tion and its emerg­ing needs. Believ­ing that mature cit­i­zens are an impor­tant com­po­nent of a vibrant com­mu­ni­ty, the Foun­da­tion is ded­i­cat­ed to build­ing and sup­port­ing aging pro­grams that include the entire fam­i­ly.

The Auen Foundation

To date, the Auen Foun­da­tion has award­ed more than 800 grants to char­i­ta­ble and edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams and ser­vices, pri­mar­i­ly in the Coachel­la Val­ley. Board mem­bers and pro­gram offi­cers have a his­to­ry of reach­ing out to non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions with research and infor­ma­tion about new and dynam­ic pro­grams and ser­vices that ben­e­fit the social wel­fare of mature adults. Many of the pro­grams the Foun­da­tion has fund­ed were not in place before the Foun­da­tion stepped-in with the ideas and the means to trans­form inno­va­tions into real­i­ty.

The Foun­da­tion often seeks out part­ner­ships with oth­er fun­ders in order to have a greater effect on the lives of a grow­ing aging pop­u­la­tion. The Auen Foun­da­tion also encour­ages char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tions to be self-sus­tain­ing by assist­ing with the design and imple­men­ta­tion of strate­gic plans, mar­ket­ing and oth­er resources and sup­port that can take non-prof­its to a new lev­el of ser­vice. As part of that goal, the Auen Foun­da­tion encour­ages devel­op­ment of a strong Board of direc­tors ded­i­cat­ed to active, sol­id lead­er­ship.

The Auen Foun­da­tion does not accept unso­licit­ed grant requests, but will con­sid­er let­ters of intent. Please read more about this sub­ject on our Grant Guide­lines page.