|Best Practices in Youth Philanthropy
The purpose of this best practices report is to identify, assemble and interpret the lessons learned from the rich reservoir of practice and the emerging body of research in youth philanthropy. It documents the best practices from a variety of youth philanthropy program models and provides examples, tips, and questions that can help inform decisions about strategies, structures, and activities for existing and new programs.
Children for Children Foundation
Founded by a group of parents in New York City, the Children for Children Foundation’s mission is to endow the next generation with a sense of responsibility for others and encourage them to participate in the greater community.
The Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth (CCFY)
CCFY is a network of over 185 community foundations in communities across the United States dedicated to securing improved conditions for children, youth and families.
Community Partnerships with Youth Inc, CPY INC
CPY INC is a nonprofit national training and resource development organization. CPY INC has over ten years of experience in promoting increased youth voice in organizations and communities.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors chosen from the worlds of law, business, government, education, the media, and the community, CRF develops, produces, and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students, and public-minded citizens all across the nation.
Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service connects Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation through voluntary service.
This is a national network of young people who know they can make a difference in their communities and take action to change the world around them.
Earth Force helps provide youth with knowledge and skills to discover and implement lasting solutions to environmental issues in their community. Earth Force Youth Advisory Boards, also known as YAB, gives youth a chance to be leaders and work to involve other youth on environmental issues. In the process, they develop life-long habits of active citizenship and environmental stewardship.
The Free Child Project
Reading list on involving children and youth in philanthropy, foundations and grantmaking.
The Foundation Center – Youth in Philanthropy
Explore the world of giving, volunteering and helping.
The Giraffe Project
We’re a national nonprofit that since 1984 has been moving people to stick their necks out for the common good and giving them tools to succeed.
Giving Forum - Youth Philanthropy
Contains information about youth philanthropy and links to tools to aid in growing youth philanthropy and to organizational resources for youth philanthropy.
Global Volunteer Network
The New Zealand-based organization offers volunteer opportunities throughout the world to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries. Volunteers can be from any country to participate.
Global Youth Service Day
Global Youth Service Day works collaboratively with organizations around the world to mobilize young people in countries everywhere to carry out community improvement projects.
Glossary of Philanthropy TermsHelp Indy Online (HIO)
HIO is a web based volunteer center designed with the needs of Indianapolis area high school and college-aged students in mind. We work with several service agencies based in Marion County to supply you with listings of volunteer opportunities created just for you.
Idealist Kids and Teens
This site is a project of Action Without Borders that offers resources and ideas for youth and teachers for activism. Read about organizations started by kids, find volunteering opportunities, learn about how to get involved in the world of important causes around you, and much more.
Indiana Campus Compact
Indiana Campus Compact is a consortium of 31 college and university campuses promoting community service and service learning.
Indiana Youth Institute
The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf.
Just For Kids
Volunteer Houston has put together this great site, filled with information on topics such as: What’s Hot for Kids, 10 Good Reasons for Kids to Volunteer, Ideas for Self Starters, and Useful and Fun Links.
Kids Can Make A Difference
Kids Can Make A Difference® (KIDS), an educational program for middle- and high school students, focuses on the root causes of hunger and poverty, the people most affected, solutions, and how students can help. Click to find out what kids can do to make a difference.
Kids Care Clubs
Ten years ago, a group of children got together to rake a lawn for an elderly neighbor. That was the beginning of Kids Care Clubs. Visit their site to learn how you can startyour own club and see what other kids are doing.
Kids for Community
Kids for Community is for children and teens looking for volunteer opportunities in New York City; parents who want to get their kids involved in the community; teachers striving to develop their service learning programs; and organizations that value young volunteers.
This nonprofit combines community service, learning, and friendly “co-opetition” between schools around the world. It is a school-based system that combines state standards-based lesson plans with community service events that teach students the value of giving and recognizes them for their efforts.
Learn and Serve America
Learn and Serve America, the office within the Corporation for National and Community Service that oversees Service-Learning programs engages students across the nation in service-learning projects that promote community service while enhancing their academic and civic skills.
Learning to Give
Learning to Give educates youth about the importance of philanthropy, the civil society sector, and civic engagement. The Learning to Give Web site offers over 1,200 K-12 lessons and educational resources for teachers, parents, youth workers, faith groups and community leaders free of charge.
Midwest Youth Philanthropy Network
The Midwest Youth Philanthropy Network is a collaborative effort of youth philanthropy programs dedicated to promoting stewardship among youth and fostering inter-community relationships through leadership development and communication.
National Human Services Assembly
To engage leaders of the national nonprofit health & human service sector in collective efforts to advance the effectiveness of health & human services in the United States.
Network for Good
Network for Good is a nonprofit collaboration to help nonprofit organizations increase capacity, reach new audiences, and build Internet strategies. Explore volunteering opportunities, learn how to start a nonprofit, and see a list of resources on working in the nonprofit sector.
National Service-Learning Partnership
The Partnership is a national leadership organization dedicated to advancing Service-Learning as a core element of the educational experience of every elementary, middle, and secondary school student in the United States.
Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network
The Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities.
This site offers service and volunteering opportunities. Through SERVEnet, users can enter their zip code, city, state, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help. SERVEnet is also a place to search for calendar events, job openings, service news, recommended books, and best practices.
ServiceLeader.org provides information on all aspects of volunteerism. If you are a volunteer or want to become one, you will find helpful information in areas for volunteers, volunteers in schools, and volunteers in state agencies.
Student Volunteer Network
Student Volunteer Network is a student-led nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the high school and nonprofit communities in Colorado.
The Virtual Volunteering Project
This organization supports the growth and success of volunteer activities that can be accomplished, in part or entirely, through the Internet.
Youth Activism Project
This site provides links to the stories of kids and teens from around the world who are active in their communities.
Youth as Resources
Youth as Resources connects Youth positively to their communities and improving community life nationally and internationally through the spread of youth-led service initiatives.
Youthgrantmakers.org is a communication of the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project (MCFYP) of the Council of Michigan Foundations, with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
An initiative of Save the Children, YouthNOISE works to inspire, connect, and empower youth to help young people everywhere by volunteering, fundraising and speaking out.
Youth in Philanthropy
Explore the World of Giving, Volunteering, and Helping. Youth in Philanthropy is a Service of the Foundation Center.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana
The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (“YPII”) is a statewide network of 40+ partner organizations with the common goal of engaging youth to “give and serve” within their communities.We are helping to grow lifelong philanthropists who will give of their time, talent, and treasure for the common good. We encourage young Hoosiers to be aware, educated, and actively involved in philanthropy within their local communities.
YPII – Youth Philanthropy Resources
Are you a youth-serving organization, school, community or private foundation, faith-based congregation/organization, civic club or United Way organization that has faced the challenge of how to involve youth in “giving and serving” within their community? If so, we are pleased to recommend the following cutting-edge resources and nationally-recognized educational materials to help your organization grow lifelong philanthropists who give of their time, talent and treasure for the common good.
Youth Service America
YSA is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people in America, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.
Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana
Over the past 20 years, Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana has engaged over 138,500 young people in leadership and community service activities. Our mission is to empower young people to take ownership of challenges they see in the community, devise action plans to address those issues, and implement service projects to improve life in the local community. We strive to increase their awareness of others' needs and to encourage life-long civic responsibility.