Elder Aid

Elder Aid maintains low cost units in Bryan/College Station that they rent out to low-income elderly in the Brazos Valley. The $14,200 grant was used to install attic insulation and new HVAC units in several of the properties. The Texas A&M Spring 2016 Class found, with an 85% vote, their grant to Elder Aid to be a good decision with a good outcome because the organization utilized the donation as expected and increased the comfort of many elderly persons, and the homes serviced saw a 20% drop in utility costs.. Students commented that the organization offered reasonable projections and proven metrics and that the grant the grant impacted a small group of people in a large way. Another 15% of the class said that the grant was a good decision with a bad outcome because they desired more qualitative surveys and were concerned with the unclear distribution of funds.