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.

A Legacy of Giving

A Legacy of Giving is growing a generation of givers in Austin, Texas. In partnership with A Legacy of Giving and the Austin Independent School District, Learning to Give created Character Education lesson plans on ten character traits infused with themes of giving and civic engagement. The lessons were written for grades 6-8 and work well in advisory period, stimulating discussion and action in 20-minute class periods. 



generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. Learning to Give and generationOn partner to fully support teachers with philanthropy education lessons, service-learning, methodology, service-project ideas, and exciting opportunities for teachers and youth. 

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. Below you can view lessons that were created in collaboration with generationOn. 


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 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. 


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.


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.