Encore.org, with financial support from MetLife Foundation and the Deerbrook Charitable Trust, seeded 40 innovative community colleges with $25,000 grants from 2007 to 2011. These community colleges developed pioneering encore programs that prepare boomers for social purpose work in health care, education, social services and the environment.

MetLife Foundation is committed to building a secure future for individuals and communities worldwide. Through programs focusing on empowering older adults, preparing young people and building livable communities, MetLife Foundation increases access and opportunities for people of all ages.  For more information visit, www.metlife.org .

The Deerbrook Charitable Trust was created in 2006 to provide individuals of all ages with opportunities for a better education, a stronger family, a healthier life, and a more secure future. In particular, the Trust is interested in supporting work that intentionally utilizes persons fifty years old and above who wish to use their expertise and life experience to assist organizations and individuals in fulfilling their goals. For more information, visit www.deerbrooktrust.org.