The AARP Foundation is the Association’s affiliated charity. Foundation programs provide security, protection and empowerment for older persons in need. Among the programs the Foundation administers are: Tax-Aide, Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and Money Management Program. The Foundation’s litigation staff protects the legal rights of older Americans in critical health, long-term care, and consumer and employment situations. Additional programs provide information, education and services to ensure that people over 50 lead lives with independence, dignity and purpose. Foundation programs and litigation work are funded by grants, tax deductible contributions and AARP.