Igniting the Spark: The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation is located in Santa Monica, California, with family geographically dispersed around the country. The foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations serving children and families living in poverty in three Southern California neighborhoods. In addition, a small portion of its funding goes to nonprofits promoting youth and family philanthropy. This next gen case study describes their history of youth engagement, and the strategies they have used to engage youth connected to their foundation.