2019 Youth Philanthropy Survey Infographic
Each year, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) surveys Indiana community foundations that promote youth philanthropy. This information is used to better understand the work and impact of youth philanthropists in Indiana, and gives insight into youth philanthropic trends.
Held within a community foundation, a youth council is typically made up of students from area high schools who are engaged in philanthropic service by supporting the work of the foundation through grantmaking and volunteerism. Youth council members assess community needs and have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, becoming contributors to the success of their community through the giving of time, talent, and treasure.
Out of the 25 total community foundation youth programs, 23 foundations representing 24 counties participated in IPA's 2019 survey. This includes 20 traditional youth councils and 3 school-based programs. Not all respondents answered each question.