What are some ways your family has involved different generations or branches of the family? What are some ideas for new approaches? Find out here.
Completing the activity: The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII), a signature program of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, has the perfect way to stay involved in philanthropy all year long: philanthropy in a box.
This Gift Box helps families incorporate generosity in their lives throughout the year. The box comes with: a graphic novel that introduces the concepts of giving time, talent and treasure; activity cards with hands-on ideas; a set of “conversation starter” cards; a deck of cards to play two different games; Phil’s Giving Circle tokens that a child can leave for someone else when doing a good deed; monthly calendar reminders with “Calls to Action;” and a family pledge card.
It is a great way to get the whole family involved in philanthropy in a fun way.
Discover what you care about in a family context
Completing the Activity: What is it, when you watch the news, talk to your friends, or listen to what’s going on in the world that really saddens you, makes you angry, or makes you wish that you could do something to change it?
Spend several weeks thinking about and researching this. Read through a newspaper, talk to your family and surf the web. Jot down 3-5 areas of concern that you want to explore:
From this list, choose one area of concern that you will address through your Family Foundation work. Write a few sentences explaining why this area matters most to you.
Discuss this area with your family and brainstorm ideas for how your family's mission and giving can help you address this issue you're passionate about.
This Activity is Provided by: The Andrus Fund