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.

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Igniting the Spark: Engaging Next-gen and Youth in Family Philanthropy

This special collection features stories of families who have found successful ways to engage the next generation and youth in family philanthropy, as well as sample policies on next gen and junior boards, and tips for activities appropriate for sharing the value of family philanthropy with next gen family members.

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