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.


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

Igniting the Spark: The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Youth Philanthropy Connect

In 2001, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta launched the Center for Family Philanthropy. The focus of the Center was two-fold: (1) to provide a higher level of services to philanthropists with donor advised funds of $250,000 or more, or a planned gift of $1M or more; and (2) to engage donors with families in philanthropy. There are approximately 200… Read More

Igniting the Spark: Foundation for Metrowest

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

The Foundation for MetroWest, based in Natick, Massachusetts, has been committed to educating the next generation of community leaders through the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program since 1997. In that time, over 900 youth from MetroWest communities have funded nearly $700,000 in grants that support youth. This case study describes their history of youth engagement and programming, and new strategies… Read More

Igniting the Spark: Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Posted on June 20, 2013 by Youth Philanthropy Connect

As a way to support the voice of youth in the community and engage donors, the Great Worcester Community Foundation adopted the Youth for Community Involvement (YCI) Program in 1999. YCI provides an opportunity for youth from schools across the area to build skills in leadership and philanthropy. The foundation set up a youth endowment to support the program and… Read More