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 (donors and volunteers). Donors support us financially and volunteers support us with the gift of time. Many of our donors and volunteers partner with local nonprofits to do work that excites them and has a positive impact. SAGE promotes their stories of “giving forward” by sharing them widely and inspiring others to get involved.
Our mission is to inspire people over fifty to give forward with their time, money, and voice so that younger and future generations can 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.
SAGE raises awareness about long-term challenges that can impact society for decades or generations. Here’s some qualities that underlie these concerns.
Tug of wars: where a swifter response to a problem results in near-term costs, but a slower response results in higher long-term costs