Organizations We Like

Learning to Give believes these organizations are doing great work to help promote service and giving!


Allowance for Good 

Allowance for Good is a Chicago-based organization that enables youth to learn about philanthropy and how to affect global change. The students that go through their programs are able to develop critical thinking skills, learn to respect differing opinions, encourage leadership and find their civic identity. 

GivingPoint

GivingPoint is a nationwide youth development organization that helps youth discover their unique passion, fuel their spark, elevate their ideas and share their stories. GivingPoint enables students to track, verify, and document service hours and launch a social networking site to raise awareness, funds, and volunteers for causes they care about. 

Hippo Works 

Hippo Works is an animation studio that inspires kids to enjoy sustainability. Most recently Hippo Works has teamed with UNICEF and Project Everyone to inspire children everywhere on the most urgent environmental issue of today through the animated adventure series “Simon Says ‘Save The Climate!’”

Jefferson Awards (Students in Action)

Students in Action is committed to developing high school youth into strategic community leaders. They are impacting areas all over the United States. They center their work around three pillars which are leadership, engagement and impact. Engaging in their schools and local communities and working to gain skills in philanthropy are crucial to their work.

Jewish Learning Matters

Jewish Learning Matters enhances Jewish education by providing educators with a wealth of relevant, peer-reviewed, categorized curricular resources. 

Jewish Teen Funders Network 

Jewish Teen Funders Network promotes philanthropy and collective giving as forms of experiential education for Jewish teens. They emphasize networking, education and professional development for teens to gain knowledge in the realm of philanthropy. 

Making Caring Common

Making Caring Common (MCC) helps educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, responsible to their communities, and committed to justice.

 

National Endowment for Financial Education 

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. 

Ottercares Foundation

Established through the Otter Products company as a way to involve employees philanthropically, Ottercares evolved into an impactful organization for youth philanthropy and education. Ottercares is dedicated to creative education that encourages students to pursue philanthropic and entrepreneurial opportunities that can impact their lives and communities. They facilitate various service projects, scholarship opportunities, and programs throughout the year to further this mission. 

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness has many resources and initiatives to further kindness and love. They have inspirational quotes, kindness ideas and stories, lesson plans and impactful videos. They challenge their supporters to become RAKtivists, Random Acts of Kindness activists. ​

Service Learning Action Fund

Service Learning Action Fund (SLAF) supports educators who wish to incorporate service learning projects into their curricula. Housed at Central Indiana Community Foundation, SLAF provides grants up to $1,000 for resources, supplies, and fees associated with specific service learning projects. The applicant must be an educator at an elementary, middle, or high school, and funds are payable directly to the school. Preference is given to Indiana schools. Applications are reviewed in two cycles, fall and spring. 

 

The Philanthropy Project

The Philanthropy Project supports youth in creating service campaigns that affect meaningful change for causes they care about, and provides a platform to share their stories of service with the world. By celebrating students' desire to make a positive impact, they inspire a generation of lifelong philanthropists and social entrepreneurs. 

Courses and lessons uniquely designed for independent schools to develop hearts and minds. Through the Learning to Give courses and lessons for independent schools, you will find creative examples of teaching and learning that develop students’ 21st century competencies – like collaboration, problem solving, global awareness, and analysis – while equipping students to give, serve, and take citizen action to better their world.