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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

Open Road Alliance: Be Fearless spotlight story

Posted on September 17, 2015

Whatever the catastrophe, Open Road Alliance (ORA) stands ready to help, able to offer grants of up to $100,000—with decisions made within two to six weeks of applying. Their average grant is $76,000 and, since 2012, it has awarded $3.5 million to groups including the Global Press Institute and the Grameen Foundation. Read the full spotlight story here. This Spotlight… Read More

Jacobs Family Foundation: Be Fearless Case Study

Posted on May 5, 2015

An abandoned lot, an experimental initial public offering (IPO) and a culture that believes that failure leads to learning inspired the Jacobs Family Foundation to transform its business model from traditional grantmaker to place-based funder to maximize impact without sacrificing its core values and mission. A Be Fearless case study, sponsored by the Case Foundation… 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 next gen case study: Foundation for Metrowest

Posted on October 31, 2014

Youth Program Name: Youth in Philanthropy Website:  www.foundationformetrowest.org Located in: Natick, Massachusetts Who is Involved: Youth from the MetroWest Boston communities Led and managed by staff from the Foundation for MetroWest Youth Programming History and Scope: The Foundation for MetroWest has been committed to educating the next generation of community leaders through the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program since 1997… Read More

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