Spurgeon Grants in Law & Aging

The Edward D. (Ned) Spurgeon Grants in Law and Aging are presented annually to organizations engaged in education, research and service to help improve the quality of life for older adults, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by language, culture, lack of education, disability or other barriers. The grants support new or ongoing work in the advancement of public policies, laws, and/or programs. Grants are made by solicitation only.

The grants honor the memory of Ned Spurgeon who passed away in 2021. His leadership, teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and philanthropy have made lasting impacts in the field of law and aging.

Spurgeon Grant Recipients


American Bar Association Commission on Law & Aging

General support in recognition of the commission's leadership in strengthening and securing the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of aging persons through research, policy development, advocacy, education, and training.

Justice in Aging

General support for the agency's housing and homelessness prevention advocacy and training efforts. Justice in Aging launched a new housing and homelessness project in the fall of 2020 that focuses on breaking down systemic barriers to housing and promoting equitable solutions toward building a world where everyone can age safely.