Frequently Asked Questions

We love hearing from you! Contact us with questions, and we’ll get back to you by email or phone. Below are brief responses to frequently asked questions.

You can also download The SAGE Takeaway for answers to common questions.

What is sage?

SAGE is a nonprofit organization that advances generational equity – the principle that each generation should improve the quality of life for the next. This is a powerful vision that we share with millions of people who want to leave their corner of the world better than they found it.

Our organization manages several programs to inspire older adults to give, serve and advocate for younger and future generations. We also regularly involve younger adults in our programs.

To complement our programs, SAGE supports and celebrates our community of advocates (our members). Members support us financially and/or sign our Give Forward Pledge. Many of our members partner with local nonprofits to do work that excites them and has a positive impact. SAGE leverages those stories of “giving forward” by sharing them widely and inspiring others to get involved.

What does SAGE do?

Our mission is to inspire people over fifty to give forward with their time, money and voice to enable younger and future generations to thrive. We motivate action and volunteerism through grassroots conversations and leadership development, so that older adults engage in and support causes and nonprofit programs that are vital to the needs of children, youth, and future generations.

We measure success by the people we inspire and support to give forward – to plant a tree of opportunity for the next generation. You can give forward through any cause that helps the future—volunteering time, donations or advocating for policies with long-term benefits.

Why focus on people over fifty?

We partner with older adults because they are our nation’s stewards with comparatively more time, money and expertise to help coming generations. We believe it is our responsibility to create opportunity for the next generation by strengthening education, restoring the environment and providing for a secure economy.

Can younger adults get involved?

Yes! We ask that you get involved and help us advance intergenerational partnerships. It’s never too early to live a legacy.

Adults of all ages attend our discussions, workshops and participate in our Legacy Fellowship and Young Adult Leadership Advisory Board.

How are you funded?

SAGE is funded by individuals, businesses and foundations. We also receive significant in-kind donations for accounting, legal and office space.

Visit our partners page to learn more.

What can I do to make a difference?

We love this question. Contact us to share your interests. Together, we can identify who needs your help, what you can do and where to start.

Of course, we want you to share your successes with us, and support SAGE!

The future needs all the advocates it can get!

What if i get stuck? What if i feel like i can't help?

We’ve all been stuck. Whether you’re maxed out or think the problems are too great, there are ways to push through. Meet with us or attend our workshops where we share inspiration and help you find pathways to get involved.

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The future needs all the advocates it can get.