This guide was developed to help young people learn more about philanthropy and to encourage investments in nonprofits doing good work in the metro Atlanta region. At The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, we believe philanthropy can begin at a young age, and we enjoy helping our donors engage multiple generations of their family in giving. Inside, you will find information about philanthropy and why it’s important, how nonprofits meet critical needs, as well as how young people can give back. You will also be able to explore what you’re passionate about and complete exercises to help you connect with areas of need in your community. For those who are interested in really getting involved, we’ve listed volunteer opportunities at some of the nonprofits that young people like you recommend. You will also read about young people who are connecting with their community through Planet Philanthropy and their individual giving efforts. We hope this guide will give you the tools to make a difference in your community – now and along your philanthropic journey.
— Excerpted from the Introduction