About Us

Our Mission is to improve the well-being of society by reducing emphasis on economic growth and focusing on the domains that lead to life satisfaction, resilience and sustainability.

We believe that individual happiness is intrinsically linked to societal well-being  - the domains of happiness  - and that there is a deep interrelationship between  individual happiness and the well-being of our society, economy  and environment.  

We believe in grassroots activism; that while change happens from the bottom up, you  also need the top.  We support the spread of Happiness Initiatives at all scales. Our tools and resources for cities, campuses, companies, communities and groups as well as our education programs and individual happiness programs are ways we are a part of grassroots activism. 

We believe that  you get what you measure, and that measuring the happiness of our society, companies, campuses and institutions will set us all on the path for happiness.  Our Gross National Happiness Index is the measure we provide.  We provide happiness data at the individual, community and national level. 

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The Happiness Initiative is a social cause 501(c)3.