Think 360 Arts for Learning is Proud to Announce Funding from NextFifty Initiative

Think 360 Arts for Learning is Proud to Announce Funding from NextFifty Initiative

DENVER – JANUARY 11, 2019 – Think 360 Arts for Learning is proud to announce that is has been selected as one of the grant recipients from NextFifty Initiative, a Denver-based nonprofit Foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. The funding project is Creative Aging which promotes lifelong learning and the infusion of arts in older adult populations.

For the first time in history, the majority of our population will live beyond age 60. Yet, our communities, services and culture are not equipped for such dramatic increases in longevity. NextFifty Initiative was created to fund innovative projects that will help build stronger communities, so we may age better, be more engaged, more active and healthier as we advance in years. “This funding supports our capacity to make a positive, lasting difference to the aging communities we serve,” said Jason Diminich, Education Director of Think 360 Arts for Learning. “NextFifty Initiative’s partnership allows us to engage older adults in social, community-building activities by offering customized programs in a variety of art-forms, offering multiple entry points for engagement and success.”

“Concepts around aging are shifting. Think 360 Arts for Learning was selected as one of this cycle’s grants recipients because we believe this is a project that will help improve the lives and capacity of people over age 50,” said Margaret Franckhauser, president and CEO of NextFifty Initiative. “We offer our congratulations and look forward to a strong partnership that expands understanding of the needs of people in their second 50 years.”

About Think 360 Arts for Learning

Think 360 Arts is a leading provider of arts education programs and services in Colorado. Think 360 Arts has continued to serve K-12 schools and community members in Colorado through teaching artist workshops and residencies, direct services in the classroom, teacher training, professional development, and community programs. Think 360 Arts is an independent affiliate of Young Audiences. For more information, please visit

About NextFifty Initiative 

NextFifty Initiative is an independent, Colorado-based, nonprofit organization. The organization was formed to create brighter, longer and healthier futures that unlock the potential of communities are positioned to a fully benefit from the wisdom and diverse experiences of a thriving aging population. Our approach applies a multitude of lenses in funding high-yield aging solutions that benefit people age 50 and older. NextFifty Initiative focuses on grant making designed to support concepts, projects and innovations that will benefit generations for years to come.

Contact:Think 360 Arts for Learning, Jason Diminich + 1-720-904-8890 x 101 or