Resources: Youth Philanthropy

Resources: Youth Philanthropy


Youth Philanthropy Connect
Provides in person and distance learning opportunities and resources.
From the Foundation Center, an online hub for youth engaged in philanthropy; resources include videos, reports, case studies, a global map of programs, and grants data.


Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards, Youth Philanthropy Connect and National Center for Family Philanthropy, June 2013
Issue brief with stories of youth in family philanthropy.

The Intergenerational Toolkit: Building the Generations, A Guide for Family Foundations, Council of Michigan Foundations, October 2012
Resources to help families identify shared values and communicate for successful strategic philanthropy.

Michigan Community Foundations’ Youth Project (MCFYP) 20th Anniversary Report, Council of Michigan Foundations, March 2013
This report highlights the impact of youth philanthropy across Michigan including a longitudinal of impacted youth.

Next Gen Philanthropy: Finding the Path Between Tradition and Innovation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, May 2014
A guide for emerging philanthropists.

#NextGenDonors, Johnson Center for Philanthropy and 21/64, 2013
This research reveals that the next generation of donors, ages 21 to 40, are values-driven and focused on impact and meaningful collaboration.

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy: Observations and Recommendations for Strengthening a Growing Field, Amanda Dillon and Jen Bokoff, Foundation Center, November 2014
A study of youth grantmaking programs and suggestions for ways to increase their visibility and success.

Teen Philanthropy Cafe Readers, Exponent Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, 2015
Resource series that covers the basic tenets of philanthropy, including grantmaking, impact, site visits, and leadership.

Where in the World of Youth Philanthropy Do I Get Started?, Grantcraft and Youth Philanthropy Connect, June 2016
Toolkit for organizations interested in building their youth philanthropy effforts.

Youth Community Philanthropy: Global Summit Report 2014, Council of Michigan Foundations and Council on Foundations, October 2014
An exploration of themes from the summit, a gathering of young leaders from 14 countries.

Youth Philanthropy Case Studies, Youth Philanthropy Connect and National Center for Family Philanthropy, 2014-2016


The world belongs to our children by Alan Fox, National Center for Family Philanthropy, May 2016

Junior board in action: The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation by Brendan Adams and Youth Philanthropy Connect, July 2016

And a Child Shall Lead: The McKenna Foundation Develops Young Philanthropists, Inside Philanthropy, January 2015


Enhancing Youth Engagement in Philanthropy: A Webinar Series for Adults, Exponent Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, 2016
Four-part webinar series that outlines strategies that will help you enhance youth involvement in your foundation.

For Youth by Youth: A Webinar Series for Building Skills as a Youth Philanthropist, National Center for Family Philanthropy, 2015
Insights for engaging youth in philanthropy.

Junior Board Helps Young Philanthropist Soar, Foundation Source Podcast, December 2015
Highlights youth philanthropy through the journey of Sarina Dayal of the Tarsadia Foundation.




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