CTA Foundation

We power lives. Through our extensive and dynamic network, we bring technology to those most in need — seniors and people with disabilities. It's more than just devices. We give people freedom, independence, purpose and most importantly, vital connections.

Our mission is to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies that enhance their lives.

The CTA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®.

The foundation’s grants strategically support programs that improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Because we consider grants part of a partnership, we works closely with our grantees to ensure their programs’ success.

The foundation also facilitates dialog among industry, consumers, government, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders.

Recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2009, and it started supporting its first programs in 2012. To see our 990 filings, visit our Guidestar listing page.

CTA Foundation at CES 2020

The CTA Foundation will be at CES 2020 working with innovative companies, nonprofits, and other key stakeholders in promoting technology that helps older adults and people with disabilities.

The CTA Foundation: Helping Improve the Quality of Life with Technology

CTA Foundation Research on Aging

Outthink Aging Collaboration with IBM

The CTA Foundation Collaborated with IBM to produce Outthink Aging, which explored how technology such as cognitive computing can address the challenges experienced by a growing aging population.

Get more information and read the report.

Active Aging Study

The CTA Foundation collaborated with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® to create the Active Aging Study that highlights the consumer market of older adults and their caregivers that amounts to 85 million people.

Mobility and Aging in Rural America Reports

The CTA Foundation supported Grantmakers in Aging in the creation of two reports focused on the use of existing and emerging technologies to address the transportation needs of people in rural America.

CTA Foundation Grants

The foundation’s grants strategically support programs that improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Because we consider grants part of a partnership, we works closely with our grantees to ensure their programs’ success.

You’ve empowered me. I was shut off, forgotten. Now I have a voice again. I can’t say thank you enough.
Jamy Selfhelp Virtual Senior Center Participant

When you give, you power lives.

Through thoughtful and generous donations, The CTA Foundation is able to continue with our mission of connecting seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. There are many ways to give and make an impact through The CTA Foundation. Join the growing list of corporate and individual supporters that make our work possible.

#AccessibleOlli Self-Driving Bus

In 2017 the CTA Foundation, Local Motors, and IBM came together to crowd source ideas for an ideal experience for people of all ages and abilities in a self-driving vehicle. At CES 2018 the #AccessibleOlli was on display incorporating technology from 16 additional partners. 

Foundation Grants
Foundation Fellowship
Board of Trustees