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Donate to Learning to Give Endowment

Make a tax-deductible investment in empowering youth in civil society. Help Learning to Give inspire and equip youth and their caring adults with skills, knowledge, and guided practice in giving and civic participation.  

Founded in 1997, Learning to Give is an endowed program of the Council of Michigan Foundations.


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Learning to Give is grateful to our generous sponsors and supporters at all levels. We are passionate about equipping people who care about youth development to teach philanthropy and kindness. Together we are helping the next generation learn the attitudes and habits of service and civic participation.


  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

Social Innovators

  • McGregor Fund

Friends of Learning to Give

  • Robert and Diane Collier
  • Bea Landis
  • Joy Thomas
  • Steven Parr
  • Jennifer Kulczycki and the Kresge Foundation
  • F. Martin and Dorothy A. Johnson Family Fund
  • Annie Hernandez
  • Anonymous donors


Foundations and corporations interested in supporting the work of Learning to Give can contribute to our mission of assuring all youth are knowledgeable and empowered for lifelong engagement in philanthropy as givers of time, talent, and treasure for the common good. We invite you to contact us for more information about opportunities, benefits, and our network.









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.