Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC), a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation from 2011 to 2017, was a youth-led program for youth involved in philanthropic work to connect through a peer advisory network.

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How Do We Work with Our Local Community Foundation to Train Young Philanthropists?

Posted on December 15, 2017 by National Center for Family Philanthropy, Youth Philanthropy Connect

Our family foundation would like to work with the local community foundation to set up a program that will help train younger philanthropists – both those in our family as well as other youth in the community. Do you have suggestions for models that others have used? Indeed we do! NCFP worked with Youth Philanthropy Connect, a former initiative of… Read More
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Junior Board in Action: the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Brendan Adams, Youth Philanthropy Connect

NCFP just returned from Youth Philanthropy Connect's (YPC) annual conference where we presented on our 2015 Trends Study in Family Philanthropy study. One of the members of the YPC leadership team, Brendan Adams, is featured below. Brendan and his cousin Nadia make up the Junior Board at the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation… Read More

Igniting the Spark: Tracy Family Foundation

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

The Tracy Family Foundation is located in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, with family geographically dispersed around the country.  The foundation’s mission is to provide resources to organizations that foster the values of Robert and Dorothy Tracy—a Catholic/Christian belief, honesty, integrity, fairness, and a strong work ethic. The foundation seeks to proactively strengthen Brown County in Illinois and the surrounding Region by… Read More

Igniting the Spark: the Lumpkin Family Foundation

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

The Lumpkin Family Foundation is located in Mattoon, Illinois, with family geographically dispersed.  The foundation supports people pursuing innovation and long-lasting improvements in the environment, health, education, and community access to the arts in its home of Clara County. This next gen case study describes their history of youth engagement, and the strategies they have used to engage youth connected… Read More

Igniting the Spark: the Tarsadia Foundation

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

The Tarsadia Foundation is located in Newport Beach, California.  The foundation supports non-profit organizations with programs and projects that provide educational opportunities for the underserved, support health and well-being of the community, and assist to employ the employable through economic empowerment. This next gen case study describes their history of youth engagement, and the strategies they have used to engage… Read More

Igniting the Spark: Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation is located in Studio City, California, with family geographically dispersed around the country.  The foundation’s mission is to maximize the potential of children and youth in Los Angeles and Santa Clara County. This next gen case study describes their history of youth engagement, and the strategies they have used to engage youth connected to… Read More

Igniting the Spark: Dekko Family Foundation

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

The Dekko Family Foundation is located in Kendallville, Indiana. The idea for Youth Pods started in the 1990s, when a staff member went to a family philanthropy conference and learned about youth philanthropy initiatives. With no Dekko family members at the right age, the Dekko Foundation looked to the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council model to develop youth philanthropy… Read More

Igniting the Spark: the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

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… Read More

Igniting the Spark: YOUTHadelphia, a Program of the Philadelphia Foundation

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

In 2006, The Philadelphia Foundation established YOUTHadelphia to build youth leadership skills by empowering teens to give back to their community. YOUTHadelphia is a unique youth philanthropy model, with a defined focus on mentoring among the cohort of youth, centered around the fact that newer youth are mentored by returning youth committee members… Read More

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