Youth Philanthropy

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) is a signature program of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.  YPII’s mission is to grow lifelong philanthropists who give of their time, talent, and treasure for the common good.  YPII works to advance youth philanthropy with 30 community foundation youth philanthropy programs and a Partner Network of 30+ community organizations. Learn more by visiting the YPII website.

Youth Philanthropy in Indiana is as diverse as the communities that make up our state; each program has a slightly different approach due to the geographic area, economic capabilities and working relationships within their local community.  These philanthropic efforts have many different names and may be designated as a Council, Commission, Club or Program.  All are dedicated to making a difference in their communities through their philanthropic work. 

YPII promotes effective youth philanthropy by providing consultation, technical assistance, educational resources, trainings and professional development for adults and youth, including:

Phil and His Family's Adventures in Giving

YPII developed this creative and imaginative resource to help youth incorporate the spirit of generosity into their everyday lives.Through characters, stories and activities, giving and serving come alive in a way that is fun and understandable!

Learn more about this philanthropy resource for families or order yours now.