Engaging Youth in Philanthropy
Across the country, young people are becoming involved in philanthropy in their schools, through their local community foundation or a local nonprofit and from local governmental programs. Many aspects of engaging youth are universal. Engaging youth in philanthropy prepares young people to be active, lifelong community citizens.
Youth philanthropy is beneficial for the students and the community. Many youth involved in philanthropy programs volunteer outside of their youth program, and some even serve on nonprofit boards.
Engaging youth in philanthropy is an opportunity to tell the "good news" of philanthropy. Stories about young people raising money for charitable purposes, distributing grants, and giving their time as volunteers to the community attract significant positive media attention.
- Resource Generation
Offers programs for young people with wealth to explore how their financial resources relate to social justice and provide tools for them to take action.
- Learning to Give
Learning to Give seeks to perpetuate a civil society by educating children about the independent sector and philanthropy, being an active volunteer.
- The James Irvine Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation's Children, Youth and Families programs strengthen California communities with educational and recreational programs for youth.
- Youth Grantmakers
Michigan Community Foundation's Youth Project publishes guidelines and resources on how to establish a Youth Advisory Committees.
- Community Partnerships with Youth
Among several offerings is a curriculum used to introduce the practice of giving, sharing and serving to youth.