Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy

Publication date: 
November, 2014

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

Authored by Jen Bokoff, director of Grantcraft at the Foundation Center and Amanda Dillion, manager of Strategic Philanthropy at the Foundation Center, this report includes recommendations about 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.

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