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.

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 Facilitator Guide

These videos, activities, ideas, toolkits, and discussion starters support a year of youth group engagement.


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These activities, papers, and toolkits help youth explore the issues they have identified as areas of need in their community or what they care about. They may discuss, seek knowledge from experts, or do more research.

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.