Best Practices & Case Studies

Youth Philanthropy: A Framework for Best Practices

Publication date: 
November, 2016
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

Youth Philanthropy: A Framework for Best Practices

Youth philanthropy in Indiana is as diverse as the communities that make up our state. Select the link above to view best practices and ideas from youth philanthropy programs. 


Key Components of a Successful Youth Philanthropy Program

  • Philanthropy Education/Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Grantmaking and/or Annual Giving of Funds for Community Needs
  • Community Service
  • Civic Engagement
  • Encouragement of Personal Giving
  • Fundraising Events and Activities
  • Development of Youth and Adult Partnerships

Who Benefits from Youth Philanthropy

  • Foundations (Community, Family, Private, Corporate)
  • Families and Youth
  • Youth-serving Organizations
  • Schools
  • United Ways
  • Civic/Community Organizations
  • Congregations/Faith-based Organizations
  • Community Leaders

Youth Philanthropy Develops Life Skills

  • Decision-Making and Critical-Thinking Skills
  • Awareness of Non-profit Organizations
  • Grantmaking  Experience
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Public Speaking and Communication
  • Teamwork and Understanding Group Dynamics
  • Facilitation and Organizational Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Fundraising and Personal Giving


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