Rise of Foundations and Nonprofits (The)
Studnets learn all about nonprofits in their community through annual reports and interviews. They learn about the role of nonprofits and each analyze the goals and work of one nonprofit. As a class, they compile information into a resource that can be used by young people who want to donate time, talent, or treasure to a local agency.
This lesson gives learners background to recognize different types of foundations. Learners will gain knowledge of the historic basis of foundations in their communities, state and nation.
To have the learners analyze, interpret and evaluate an annual report of a foundation or nonprofit organization and answer questions in relation to it, and to participate in class discussions regarding budgets, fundraising, and distribution of funds.
To design a community needs assessment and collect, interpret and analyze collected data which will be used in their service-learning projects with foundations and agencies discovered in Lesson One: Foundation, Nonprofit, All Matter to Me.