Video Clip and Discussion Guide: When a foundation gives money to help a nonprofit carry out its mission or project, the funder and grantee are helping each other make a difference for something they both care about. A healthy funder-grantee relationship is a partnership. Both need the other to do good.
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This energizer activity provides a fast and fun way to learn about the word philanthropy and its meaning.
"My friends are much more likely to get involved if word gets out that what we are doing is fun. We need to get that message out. We need to be the messengers."
Youth Activity: Participants identify and begin to integrate the meaning of the word philanthropy and associated philanthropic acts. This activity assumes that the young people have had prior discussions about philanthropy. See the handout for supplemental faith-based discussion questions...
Youth identify motivations for giving and social action in the community. They compare research-based motivations of adults and youth. They write a persuasive call to action for an issue of their choice based on the motivations they learned.
This simulation helps youth participants make choices and determine how to best use financial resources to support a cause. Through reflection and discussion, they explore what influences their giving and how to use resources for make a greater impact.
In this activity participants run a basic needs assessment by scanning the newspaper or other community resources for issues and resources. The youth identify which needs are being met already and which ones are not, leading them to focus on what types of grants they want to give that year.
In this activity participants learn how to build stronger relationships with grantees and how they can enhance the grant making process going forward. Document support provided by Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning, NY 2020.
Youth are capable of making informed and responsible decisions about grantmaking, and many organizations put youth in charge of funds that impact community. The history and goals of youth philanthropy and grantmaking efforts include a variety of methods and organizations.
This lesson briefly explains the process a group goes through as they deliberate and decide upon which applicant organizations will receive grant awards....