To introduce students to the grantmaking process (through a Harvard Business School case study) using all of the concepts learned in class this semester.
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Unit: Philanthropy 101 Course of The Westminster Schools
An annual speaker introduces students to those in the greater community who are recognized for their philanthropic contributions to society.
Unit: What Is a Youth Advisory Committee?
A youth from a Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee speaks to the group about the program, their duties, and the process of applying for a grant to do service work.
Together, the participants write a grant proposal to request funds to complete an identified service project.
Unit: Philanthropy at Home and Abroad
Students read an old quote about the interconnection of all life on the planet and recognize that we are each affected by what happens to others and the environment. They will analyze current local, state, national and international issues addressed in the evening news. They become...
Unit: Lights! Camera! Take Action!
In this session, we learn about the sectors of civil society sector - business, government, and nonprofit. Youth watch the second half of the documentary The Gift of All and talk about the issues in West Michigan and the motivations of the philanthropists who made a major difference in...
The purpose of this session is to plan and develop a video documentary. Modeling their documentary after the West Michigan documentary The Gift of All, youth interview local philanthropists and create a multi-media story of their community and local philanthropy. Creating and sharing...
Unit: Our Unique Legacy of Giving
In this lesson, learners explore their personal responsibility to the community. They recognize that everyone has something to give, and that includes them. The learners brainstorm local philanthropists and positive traits of their own communities. They assess local needs and make a plan to...
Unit: Nonprofits are Necessary (6-8)
Students will describe how local nonprofits help the community.
Unit: Foundations: Unit Two of Establishing a Student-Run Foundation
Students research what nonprofit organizations are in their regional community and study their purpose and what is in their annual reports. They clarify the differences between a nonprofit and for-profit organization.