Organizations We Like

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


Allow Good 

Allow Good is a Chicago-based organization that empowers youth using the tools of philanthropy to make lasting change in their community through hands-on learning and guidance.

 

Early Assets

Early Assets builds character development skills and engages youth in the community as social cause advocates. We provide training for Early Childhood Educators, Youth Workers, and Youth Leaders.

Edmodo Spotlight

Edmodo Spotlight helps you boost your lesson planning and find resources to spark your students’ curiosity and improve their overall learning experience. It is a place to share, collect, review, and discover helpful resources for your students and teaching. It is a marketplace where both publishers and teachers can create and share resources.

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. 

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.

LiveHappy

Live Happy is the lifestyle company taking a holistic approach to happiness and leading a global movement by providing content, tools and products that inform seekers, achievers, and givers, inspiring them to live happy and make the world a happier place. 

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. 

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.