Ageism, Inc is a nonprofit founded in 2019 with the purpose of combating ageism in society and within the workplace. Ageism, Inc is a private operating foundation, with the goal of creating a multi-generational dialogue, educating individuals about ageism stereotypes, and in turn, lessening ageism experiences around the world.
Ageism, Inc is in the process of applying to be qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt. Ageism.org is provided courtesy of Efficiency, LLC.
Why We Started Ageism.org
After multiple conversations with people around the world who are interested in joining the fight to end ageism, it became clear that there is one question everyone has for us – why?
Why have we started this nonprofit? Why are we determined to fight for a cause that isn’t considered “mainstream” yet? Why are we so invested in seeing a positive outcome in our lifetime?
The answer: we have seen ageism first-hand. Our parents, uncles, aunts, siblings, and friends – they are all living and breathing proof that ageism can make an instantaneous change in the lives of hard-working individuals, and that change is not a positive one.
We have had countless conversations, spent hours researching what to do in each unique situation where ageism strikes. We want to be a part of the change, one of the guiding forces, a helping hand to reach the end of age bias stereotyping.
We are living longer than ever before, and yet we are being forced out of work earlier. That elongates our years of financial uncertainty. It causes grief in what should be our happiest times. Ageism is a detrimental determiner of how we will live our final years, and right now the future is murky.
We are here to shake things up, to dissipate that murky outlook, and instead replace what “will be” or “might be” with what “will never be again.”
With your help we can change the dialogue, alter the actions, and create an entirely different future. We hope you’ll join us in becoming the difference we all need, in being the necessary change, in altering the future for everyone.