SAGE

We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978

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NEW YORK, NY – EIN 132947657  sageusa.org

For 40-plus years, SAGE has worked tirelessly on behalf of LGBT older people. Building off the momentum of the Stonewall uprising and the emerging LGBT civil rights movement, a group of activists came together to ensure that LGBT older people could age with respect and dignity. SAGE formed a network of support for LGBT elders that’s still going and growing today. SAGE is more than just an organization. It’s a movement of loving, caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBT community. LGBT elders fought— and still fight—for our rights. And we will never stop fighting for theirs.

SAGE at the WorldPride Opening Concert
SAGE creates family for elders in our community who need it,” says CEO Michael Adams. Watch Lujira, Barbara, and other SAGE participants share what SAGE means to them. We were honored to be named one of the beneficiaries of the WorldPride Opening Concert that took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on June 26, 2019, where this video premiered.

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Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders
SAGE logo
Founded1979
13-2947657
Location
  • 305 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Key people
LGBT older adults
Websitehttp://sageusa.org
Formerly called
Senior Action in a Gay Environment

Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) is America's oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults, focusing on the issue of LGBT ageing. According to its mission statement, "SAGE leads in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older people, supporters and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years." SAGE is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on advocacy on the local and federal levels, as well as activities, groups and programs that encourage LGBT older adults to stay connected with each other and the community.

Leadership

SAGE's leadership includes Executive Director, Michael Adams, former Director of Education and Public Affairs for Lambda Legal. SAGE's work is supported by a board of directors located throughout the U.S. The current board chairs are Elizabeth F. Schwartz and Kevin Williams.[1]

History

Incorporated by lesbian and gay activists and aging service professionals in 1978 as Senior Action in a Gay Environment, SAGE (now Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is primarily located in New York City and has affiliates all over the United States of America. SAGE works with LGBT older adults and aging service providers to address and overcome the challenges of discrimination in older adult service settings.[2]

SAGE is responsible for the nation's first Friendly Visiting program for frail and homebound LGBT older adults; the country's first support group for LGBT older adults with HIV; the nation's first program dedicated to caregiving services for LGBT older adults; the nation's first LGBT Senior Drop-In Center and the creation of the first national conferences devoted to LGBT aging concerns.

In 2010, SAGE became the recipient of a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging[3] to create the nation's only national resource center on LGBT aging.[4] Edie Windsor was a vocal advocate for SAGE and former board member.

Programs

SAGE Centers With funding from the New York City Council and the city's Department for the Aging (DFTA), SAGE opened the nation's first municipally funded senior center in January 2012.[5] Expanded funding in 2014 allowed the opening of new centers in Brooklyn (with GRIOT Circle) and the Bronx, and expanded facilities in Harlem. There is also a full-time SAGE employee providing older adult programming at the Pride Center of Staten Island.

Older Adults SAGE's Clinical & Social Services program offers individual and group counseling and comprehensive case management, while our Community Services program offers discussion groups, educational programs and social activities for more than 2,000 older adults.

Caregivers SAGE's Caregiver program provides a wide range of services for caregivers and care recipients. SAGECAP (SAGE Caring And Preparing) was the focus of a New York citywide ad campaign in 2010 which won a GLAAD Media Award in Advertising for “Outstanding Social Marketing Campaign”[6]

SAGE Harlem The SAGE Harlem Neighborhood Program is considered a NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) based not on geography but on affinity. SAGE Harlem provides LGBT older adults in Harlem and allies opportunities for recreation and socializing, social services and support, educational opportunities and partners with neighborhood CBOs and senior centers to raise visibility and improve the quality of services. SAGE Harlem is located in the Oberia D. Dempsey Multi-Service Center at 127 West 127th Street in Harlem (and was formerly in the historic Hotel Theresa, located at 2090 Seventh Avenue, Suite 201, New York, NY) and is part of New York City Department for the Aging blueprint for increasing the city’s livability for older New Yorkers.[7]

Advocacy & Policy By advocating for LGBT-affirming public policies, SAGE attempts to create a better life experience for older members of the LGBT community. SAGE is working with its office in Washington, D.C. and national partners on legislation pertaining to the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and Medicaid in 2011.

SAGE STORY

SAGE STORY, commenced in 2014, is a national digital storytelling program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders. it was created to collect stories on the ways in which discrimination has affected LGBT older people. The initiative was limited at first to sites in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. However, it fast grew beyond its initial tight focus, and it is now national. SAGE STORY draws on the unique life experiences of LGBT elders to offer fresh perspectives on aging, long-term care and LGBT rights. It is made possible through the support of AARP Foundation and The Ford Foundation.

SAGE STORY offers LGBT elders four ways to pass on their experiences: Through photographs, podcasts, videos, and written articles. What began as a small initiative focused on two states, now comprises LGBT elders throughout the country -- from every strata within small-town and rural America to big city and beyond.

Publications

SAGE has been involved in the following publications which have been helpful in garnering media coverage about the plight of LGBT older adults:[8][9]

  • Improving the Lives of LGBT Older Adults[10]
  • Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders[11]
  • Out & Visible: The Experiences and Attitudes of LGBT Older Adults, Ages 45-75"[12]

References

External links

Videos

IRS data by ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer


SERVICES & ADVOCACY FOR GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER ELDERS INC

NEW YORK, NY 10001-6008 | Tax-exempt since Sept. 1978
  • EIN: 13-2947657
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

June 2018

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2018

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June 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$9,094,672

Total Functional Expenses $10,131,295
Net income -$1,036,623
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,642,002 95.0%
Program services $223,093 2.5%
Investment income $5,389 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $141,106 1.6%
Net fundraising $79,565 0.9%
Sales of assets -$6,294
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $9,811 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $471,859 4.7%
Professional fundraising fees $78,269 0.8%
Other salaries and wages $4,056,529 40.0%
Other
Total Assets $18,454,545
Total Liabilities $8,083,883
Net Assets $10,370,662
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June 2016

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2016

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Total Revenue

$12,156,133

Total Functional Expenses $8,781,178
Net income $3,374,955
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $11,563,458 95.1%
Program services $200,259 1.6%
Investment income $7,706 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $133,430 1.1%
Net fundraising $205,208 1.7%
Sales of assets -$57
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $46,129 0.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $454,552 5.2%
Professional fundraising fees $51,695 0.6%
Other salaries and wages $3,429,416 39.1%
Other
Total Assets $12,184,239
Total Liabilities $779,245
Net Assets $11,404,994
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June 2015

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2015

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Total Revenue

$8,598,937

Total Functional Expenses $7,864,578
Net income $734,359
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,098,957 94.2%
Program services $262,610 3.1%
Investment income $9,097 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $215,482 2.5%
Sales of assets -$2,139
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $14,930 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $448,389 5.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,923,850 37.2%
Other
Total Assets $9,176,157
Total Liabilities $1,143,293
Net Assets $8,032,864
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June 2014

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2014

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Total Revenue

$6,086,559

Total Functional Expenses $6,348,060
Net income -$261,501
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $6,059,265 99.6%
Program services $220,043 3.6%
Investment income $9,760 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$206,409
Sales of assets -$2,855
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $6,755 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $245,531 3.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,466,249 38.9%
Other
Total Assets $8,114,445
Total Liabilities $814,351
Net Assets $7,300,094
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June 2013

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2013

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Total Revenue

$8,018,200

Total Functional Expenses $6,476,455
Net income $1,541,745
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,048,633 Over 100%
Program services $80,185 1.0%
Investment income $29,490 0.4%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$192,922
Sales of assets $2,432 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $50,382 0.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $234,846 3.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,362,587 36.5%
Other
Total Assets $9,316,490
Total Liabilities $1,760,546
Net Assets $7,555,944
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June 2012

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2012

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Total Revenue

$8,483,471

Total Functional Expenses $7,215,413
Net income $1,268,058
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $8,695,057 Over 100%
Program services $42,505 0.5%
Investment income $26,701 0.3%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$298,118
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $17,326 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $353,170 4.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $2,641,978 36.6%
Other
Total Assets $9,029,389
Total Liabilities $3,005,123
Net Assets $6,024,266
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June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

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Total Revenue

$7,380,712

Total Functional Expenses $6,042,057
Net income $1,338,655
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $7,343,026 99.5%
Program services $63,017 0.9%
Investment income $44,671 0.6%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$98,036
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $28,034 0.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $328,391 5.4%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,917,980 31.7%
Other
Total Assets $8,522,822
Total Liabilities $3,767,746
Net Assets $4,755,076
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2010

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Last Updated: 2020-11-21 07:55