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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: 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

What are common mistakes family foundations make when trying to engage next gen?

Posted on June 8, 2016 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already avoiding Mistake #1: thinking that you’ve got nothing left to learn about next gen engagement. The truth is, getting and keeping people engaged in your foundation’s work can be difficult, regardless of age. But, Biz Ghormley of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Iris Brilliant of Resource Generation, and Mary Galeti of Nexus, sat… Read More

Changemakers: National networks engaging next gen philanthropic leaders

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Andrea Zucker, Biz Ghormley, Brendan Adams, Iris Brilliant, Manuela Arciniegas, Mary Galeti, Rebecca Balter, Katie Scott

Family foundation boards are expected to see a period of unprecedented change over the next few years, with a new generation of philanthropists poised to take over leadership roles. It's more important than ever that we provide emerging philanthropic leaders with a variety of networking opportunities and resources to allow them to effectively address the most pressing social issues… Read More

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