Philanthropy Knowledge

Philanthropy Knowledge

Share the language and power of philanthropy with youth of all ages! Introduce and explore the many concepts that develop their voice and care for the world.


History of US Philanthropy Timeline

This all-new History of US Philanthropy Timeline features stories of diverse individuals and organizations who have used their time, voice, connections and resources to make an impact on the world. Young people, who are capable changemakers, can examine this history to question and explore the ways philanthropy has created lasting change and changed itself.

By sharing stories of the past, we equip and empower youth to shape the story of philanthropy today and in the future.

Youth voice and action are part of this story.

 

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Read and Discuss Books

These great books help us talk about giving and community. We have combined selected literature with thought-provoking discussions and activities. The conversations focus on generosity and caring with themes of empathy, respect, inclusion, perseverance, responsibility, and justice. Reading with someone is an opportunity for developing relationships across ages and differences.  

 

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Youth Podcast about Philanthropy

Young people can be civic actors, philanthropists, and community builders...but only if we get out of their way! The "Kids are Philanthropists, Too!" podcast and discussion guides are for people of all ages to explore important social challenges with kids as your guides.

 

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Philanthropy Video Activities

These brief videos are great for the classroom, youth club, or grantmaking meeting to build understanding of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Each guide includes a 2-15 minute video clip, discussion questions, and a follow-up activity. 
Plus, explore Learning to Give's YouTube channel for more videos.

 

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 White Papers

White Papers are brief articles about concepts, people, and organizations related to philanthropy. They highlight the importance of philanthropy and are appropriate for anyone - teen or adult - interested in learning more about the history and role of philanthropy.

 

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Youth Group (YAC) Facilitator Guide

Choose activities from nine categories to add fun and learning to your youth group! Learning to Give, in partnership with the Council of Michigan Foundations, developed this set of activities to support youth philanthropy knowledge, skills, and action. These videos, activities, ideas, toolkits, and discussion starters support a year of youth group philanthropy engagement. 

 

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These guides teach the knowledge and skills of responsible citizenship to grow agency for using our voices, having critical conversations, and making informed decisions.

The Mini-Courses provide online training in philanthropy education and service-learning. In your own time and at your desktop, learn methods of thoughtful service-learning, as well as the history, practice, and benefits of philanthropy, for educators, nonprofit professionals, parents, and volunteers.

The Mini-Courses provide online training in philanthropy education and service-learning. In your own time and at your desktop, learn methods of thoughtful service-learning, as well as the history, practice, and benefits of philanthropy, for educators, nonprofit professionals, parents, and volunteers.