Resources Created in Partnership with Frieda C. Fox Foundation
Candid’s (formerly Foundation Center) YouthGiving.org is a great hub for all things youth philanthropy, including resources, case studies, a youth grantmaking funding map, and a youth grantmaking program directory. Learn more here!
Created in partnership with Exponent Philanthropy, this series of readers introduces teens to strategic, thoughtful philanthropy, and inspires them toward giving with impact. Families and adults who work with youth can use these guides to facilitate peer discussions and fun activities around giving.
Youth Philanthropy 101: Discovering Your Passion for Change
This lesson plan was developed, reviewed, and revised after use at youth philanthropy conferences across the country to create a basic learning plan for philanthropy beginners. This hour-long session includes icebreakers, an introduction to philanthropy, and ways for students to link their current activities to philanthropic deeds. Click here to download the lesson plan. Click here to download the companion presentation.
YPC partnered with 21/64 to create this interactive tool that uses play therapy concepts to help users gain awareness of how they act in different roles—both personally and as a funder—to make mindful choices about the roles they want to play. Giving people something they can touch and move can spark understanding and make heady, conceptual ideas more accessible. Learn more here!
Books & Reports
The Daring Duo: A Story of Two True Super Heroes
Katy Rees of the Moniker Foundation saw a need to inspire their youngest family members (ages 6-10) to get involved and started with their giving. She authored this book about giving back using a piggy bank. Check out the story book here, which doubles as a coloring book, and learn more about how this is used in their family engagement here.
The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving
This book, designed for young readers aged 6 to 11, helps participants record their ideas, dreams, and wishes for the world –making them the authors of their stories and creating a “scrapbook” of their journey into compassion, philanthropy, and the power of their actions.
The heartwarming, strongly moral tale supports the value of generosity, and the detailed illustrations, featuring dozens of lovingly rendered quilt patterns, offer hours of delight for young children.
A Kid’s Guide to Giving originated when author Freddi Zeiler decided to donate the money from her piggy bank. The charitable organizations are divided into 3 categories: People, Animals, and Environment.
The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects
This guide has something for everyone who wants to make a difference, from simple projects to large-scale commitments. Kids can choose from a variety of popular topics including animals, safety, health, and the environment. A special section gives step-by-step instructions for creating flyers, petitions, press releases, and more.