Our Partners

Our partners are some of our greatest resources. As you learn about issues, seek connections with community organizations, look for service opportunities, or want to plan a project, our partner organizations can help you magnify your impact.


Crayon Collection 

The Crayon Collection mission is to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools. View the TeachOne for Back to School 2018 Creative Community unit created in partnership with Crayon Collection. 


generationOn Indiana

generationOn Indiana, in conjunction with the Indiana Association of Principals, supports Indiana educators/administrators and youth development professionals with philanthropy education, service, and service-learning resources. Contact Joan to get personalized support for service-learning in Indiana.


Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy increases the understanding of philanthropy and improves its practice worldwide through critical inquiry, interdisciplinary research, teaching, training, and civic engagement.


Magnify Learning

 Magnify Learning is a teacher driven non-profit organization offering open workshops in summer, onsite workshops, and customized Project Based Learning trainings with an emphasis on sustainability and authenticity based in Indiana. Learning to Give worked closely with Magnify Learning to identify PBL-related resources.

 


McGregor Fund

In partnership with the McGregor Fund, Learning to Give offers the Urban Philanthropy Education Resource with philanthropy education and service-learning tools and lessons for the urban teacher. To honor the legacy of C. David Campbell, the McGregor Fund supports one Teacher in Residence each summer to help Learning to Give serve Detroit and other urban school districts and involve more students in philanthropy and service. The Teachers in Residence create and add tools and lessons to the Urban Philanthropy Education Resource each summer. If you are a teacher in the Detroit area, apply to serve as next summer's Teacher in Residence.  


Project Giving Kids

Project Giving Kids is a nonprofit that connects kids to causes. PGK’s online platform provides age-appropriate activities for children, allowing them to learn the power of giving back at an early age, while simultaneously supporting the local nonprofit community. Kids have fun and learn they can change the world, while also changing their own. 


The Glenn Institute of the Westminster Schools 

The Glenn Institute of the Westminster Schools (Atlanta) helps educate young people about the principles and practice of philanthropy, supports community service programs, and promotes the value of service learning as an important instructional methodology throughout the school’s curriculum. Learning to Give offers Westminster's featured summer course Philanthropy 101 which teaches effective giving and informed critical thinking about community service through readings, research, site visits, and meetings with local leaders. It connects students to their local community and, through community-based experiences, helps them become more aware of society’s growing needs and their own interests.


The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center that focuses on the practice and theory of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in general. They support the ideal that nonprofit, government, and business leaders should value collaboration over competition. They are the current host of the Our State of Generosity Teaching Resources, which includes three lessons for middle school and three lessons for high school, plus several activities that center on project-based themes of leadership, careers, and philanthropy. 


YouthGiving.org

YouthGiving.org is a hub to inspire, connect, and inform youth grantmaking. YouthGiving.org provides one place to find out about different youth grantmaking program models, organizations, case studies, reports, and grants made by and for youth. 


Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) 

YPII provides assistance to Indiana Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Programs, and facilitates a Partner Network of community organizations that promote and raise awareness of youth philanthropy. Learn more about Phil's Gift Box for families and classrooms to learn about philanthropy through games and discussion. 


365give

The 365give Challenge is a powerful education tool that instills lifelong global citizenship in young children. They empower students to participate in their community as change makers and active leaders. 365Give challenges students to give back to the world every day. 


International Partners

Learning to Give Bulgaria

In partnership with Learning to Give, the Bulgarian Donors Forum established in 2016 a sister website in Bulgaria. This group is introducing philanthropy education in pilot schools in year one through their website. 

The Beautiful Foundation (South Korea)

The Beautiful Foundation is a nonprofit organization led by the voluntary participation of citizens in sharing. It was established in August, 2000, with the purpose of spreading a mature philanthropic culture and supporting neighbors in community and public-benefit activities. 


Partnership Opportunities

If you would like to learn more about partnership with Learning to Give, contact Betsy Peterson, Director, or Annie Hernandez, Trustee, of Learning to Give. Partnership Policy.


With a shared vision for teaching young people about opportunities for making a difference, these partners worked with Learning to Give to create resources for classrooms. 


 

Crayon Collection Back to School Project

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Crayon Collection Back to School Project

Crayon Collection and Learning to Give in partnership provide a lesson plan and project for any classroom. Students investigate where crayons are needed, where they are thrown away, and take action to keep them out of landfills. They promote envirnomental stewardship and access to crayons and art education. Then they collect gently used crayons, repackage, and donate to a local nonprofit where there is a need. Learn more about crayon recycling here. 

Lessons for National Philanthropy Day

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Lessons for National Philanthropy Day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the leading organization for developing skills and credentials in the field of fundraising. In partnership with AFP, Learning to Give created lesson plans at each grade level for National Philanthropy Day, November 15, to teach a basic definition of philanthropy.

Generosity of Spirit: Global Folk Tales and Lessons

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Generosity of Spirit: Global Folk Tales and Lessons

In collaboration with the Fetzer Institute, Learning to Give created high school teaching resources to teach generosity through global folktales and fables. The Generosity of Spirit teaching resources include access to global stories, high school lesson plans, and a reflection guide that may be used with teens and adults. This rich resource is an asset to any classroom. 

Glenn Institute of the Westminster Schools: Philanthropy 101 Lessons

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Glenn Institute of the Westminster Schools: Philanthropy 101 Lessons

Learning to Give collaborated with Independent Schools educators to create many classroom resources to build philanthropy and service at school. Learning to Give partnered with the Glenn Institute of the Westminster Schools (Atlanta) on their featured summer course Philanthropy 101 which teaches effective giving and community service through readings, research, site visits, and meetings with local leaders.

Hunger and Health Lesson Plans

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Hunger and Health Lesson Plans

KFB is the largest organization in West Michigan focused solely on childhood hunger. They strive to put an end to childhood hunger using an approach that serves kids directly. Here are lesson plans designed in partnership with KFB around the issue of hunger and healthy eating. 

Detroit and Urban Philanthropy Education

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Detroit and Urban Philanthropy Education

In partnership with the McGregor Fund, Learning to Give offers philanthropy education and service-learning tools and lessons for the urban teacher. To honor the legacy of C. David Campbell, the McGregor Fund supports one Teacher in Residence each summer to help Learning to Give serve Detroit and other urban school districts to involve more students in philanthropy and service.

Our State of Generosity Teaching Resources

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Our State of Generosity Teaching Resources

What is a servant leader? The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy hosts the Our State of Generosity Teaching Resources, which includes three lessons for middle school and three lessons for high school, plus several activities that center on project-based themes of leadership, careers, and philanthropy.  

VING: Opportunity for Teens to Give Grants

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VING: Opportunity for Teens to Give Grants

Teens all over the United States have the opportunity to make a short video that answers the VING question: If you had $1,000 to give to a person in need, who would you VING it to? Every month one teen's video is selected and they get to present the $1,000 to the person that they focused upon in their video. Learning to Give partnered with VING to create lesson plans that accompany VING's $1,000 grant program. 

Learning to Give staff is dedicated to maintaining carefully constructed teaching resources that guide teachers and students to learn the traits of generosity, service, civic action, and revolutionary change.

Our partners are some of our greatest resources. As you learn about issues, seek connections with community organizations, look for service opportunities, or want to plan a project, our partner organizations can help you in your work.