Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy: Observations and Recommendations for Strengthening a Growing Field

Publication Date: November 12, 2014

Authors: Amanda Dillon;Jen Bokoff

This report shares reflections on an in-depth examination of the story and needs of youth grantmaking (young people making monetary contributions to organizations through established institutions or governing bodies). The report finds that while more than 200 foundations worldwide offer youth grantmaking programs and more than 100 related resources exist, that information is not broadly available. Recommendations include providing wider access to youth philanthropy programs, centralizing resources, and increasing in-person gatherings. This scan was conducted in partnership with Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation.

Copyright 2014 by Foundation Center. All rights reserved.

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