Engaging young adults and the next generation

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Power, Privilege, and Navigating Family Philanthropy

Posted on September 23, 2021 by A. Sparks

This special interactive event is for teen grantmakers or rising youth from your families (approximately ages 8-21) and the adults who support them. Join this conversation with Sparks, CEO of her family’s foundation, about navigating family, power, privilege, and the philanthropy field.  During this discussion, we will have time to learn from her journey, discuss the work of Masto Foundation,… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Supporting Young Changemakers

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Avani Narang, Hilary Hamm, Kristin Giant

The rising generations inspire us with their passion and skills for making a difference in the world. And they confound us with how they do so—crowdfunding and peer-led events, advocacy and political action, impact investing and shareholder activism, international development, starting a B Corp, and more. Yes, even tax-deductible gifts when charities actually earn their trust. How do these young… Read More

Engaging Youth Peer Network: Learning and Connecting Teen Grantmakers Together

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Alexis Marion

This special interactive event is for teen grantmakers or rising youth from your families (approximately ages 8-21) and the adults who support them. Join two teens from two family foundations about engaging in philanthropy and connecting your passions with your goals for changing the world. Alexis Marion from Frieda C. Fox Foundation will share her family’s experiences and models for… Read More

Legacy in Family Philanthropy: A Modern Framework

Posted on May 16, 2021 by Shira Saperstein, Janice Simsohn Shaw

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Legacy is a fundamental consideration in the practice of effective family philanthropy, yet it remains one of the most ambiguous and often overlooked concepts in our field. Many families approach legacy with a retrospective lens—one that reflects on a philanthropic effort across a number of years or even generations. However, legacy is emergent and iterative. It ought to be considered… Read More

Matching Grants Policy (Tracy Family Foundation)

Posted on February 2, 2021

The Matching Grant program of the Tracy Family Foundation is designed to encourage eligible participants to replicate the founder’s personal dedication to generosity and service. The program multiplies the time, talents, and resources of eligible participants in the communities they live and on the issues they care about… Read More

Collective Impact Request Form

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Tracy Family Foundation

This form, developed by the Tracy Family Foundation, offers a clear process for family members to present organizations or projects they are passionate about to other family members. We believe that a clear process will encourage more family members to share their passions with other family members, increase collaborative opportunities throughout the Tracy family, and help us to live out… Read More

CANCELLED – Supporting Young Leaders & Next-gen to Develop Philanthropic Identities

Posted on January 14, 2021 by Ashton Kao, Marshall Hill, Thalie Waters, Duncan McLaren, Brendan Adams

*CANCELLED: Given that a majority of our speakers are in Texas with snow and major power outages, we have cancelled this webinar. We are wishing our speakers well during the storms.* Family members of all ages strive to balance their individual identities—who they want to be and what they stand for—with their connection to their family’s identity, values, and culture… Read More

Engaging the Next Generation

Posted on December 8, 2020 by Cadence Miller, Sharmila Rao Thakkar

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The promise of family philanthropy is fulfilled by its members—often across multiple generations, which can pose a challenge. Multigenerational families use a variety of techniques to engage the next generation in philanthropy. Successful participation depends on a number of considerations, including how to promote learning, empower next generation family members, and offer leadership positions. In this webinar, learn how to… Read More

Trends 2020: Family Dynamics and Next Generation Development

Posted on November 19, 2020

This excerpt from NCFP’s Trends 2020 study shares data and analysis regarding various US family foundation giving trends, including generation dynamics, strategies for engaging the next-gen, factors impacting family participation, and much more. Engaging The Next Generation The vast majority of family foundations have either specifically decided that they will exist in perpetuity, or seek to do so. With that decision comes… Read More