Organizations that support youth development and civic engagement
As you learn about issues, seek connections with community organizations, look for service opportunities, or plan a project, these organizations can help you magnify your impact.
Civics Unplugged empowers leaders of Gen Z with the training, funding, and network they need to build a brighter future for humanity. Get involved in The Civic Season to help others get involved in the American story.
The Crayon Collection mission is to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools.
Design for Change USA
A global movement of students addressing the Global Goals using the power of Design Thinking. They follow a simple framework: Feel Imagine Do Share. Visit Design for Change - USA for more information.
Discovery Education Experience provides engaging high-quality content, grab-and-go digital lessons, creative collaboration tools, and practical professional learning resources to give educators everything they need to engage all learners and create a lasting educational impact in any learning environment.
The Giving Square
advances the democratic ideals of equality and civic responsibility by recognizing children as leaders for a new model of philanthropy, one grounded in our natural empathetic connections to the experiences and needs of others. They give children the tools, permission, and support, they will make a positive impact on our families, schools, and communities, now and throughout their lives.
GivingTuesdaySparkGivingTuesdaySpark is all about encouraging young people to take action around the causes they care about most on GivingTuesday and every day. GivingTuesdaySpark has ideas for a variety of ways to give, teaching and activity resources (including links to Learning to Give), and a platform to share good work for one of the biggest giving days of the year.
iCivics champions equitable, nonpartisan civic education so that the practice of democracy is learned by each new generation. They work to inspire lifelong civic engagement by providing high-quality and engaging civics resources to teachers and students across our nation.
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 envision a world shaped by smart, adaptive, and effective philanthropy that helps to create strong, inclusive communities. They provide professional development, research and evaluation, and tools to transform communities for the public good.
To power others to have maximum impact on the things they care about most. Through celebration, we inspire action. Jefferson Awards programs and partnerships drive Americans to change their communities and the world. Multiplying Good, formerly known as the Jefferson Awards Foundation, was founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr., and Sam Beard.
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 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.
Project Giving Kids
Rhizome trains student-led teams in high schools to build civic literacy events, teach democracy to K-8 students, and run voter registration campaigns that register the vast majority of students in their school to vote. By the end of the year, these student-led teams have made an impact in their schools and gained hands-on experience in community organizing and civic leadership.
Tree-Plenish provides hands-on opportunities to learn about the environment and build more sustainable communities! We give you all the resources and mentorship you need to host your own tree-planting event to offset the paper used at your school in one academic year. From sourcing the saplings to handling all the financials, Tree-Plenish helps classrooms like yours engage with their community.
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.
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.
Dia de Doar (Brazil)
In Brazil, the organization Umbigo do Mundo published a resource, Dia de Doar, to teach youth to give. The organization began with participation in GivingTuesdsay for kids and grew to host a full website based around themes of generosity and community engagement. Many of the resources are translated (with permission) from the Learning to Give 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.