Michigan is a state full of dynamic and engaged youth philanthropists. Over 20 years ago, in efforts to increase the giving capacity of Community Foundations, and to engage youth in the grantmaking process, the W.K.
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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).
Young leaders from 14 nations gathered for the first ever Global Youth Community Philanthropy Summit in June 2014. This report documents major themes emerging from the summit, including inspiring approaches, trending topics and the networks needed to amplify youth community philanthropy in the future.
Our 2014 Youth Philanthropy and Service Camp is for members of Youth Advisory Committees and the adult advisors of these committees. The theme this year is "Purpose. Passion. Philanthropy. #makeitcount"
Join Dr. Lynn Wooten as she provides knowledge and insights about creating and leading a youth committee that is diverse and reflective of the community in which they serve.
2015 Youth Grantmakers Leadership Conference. The conference was held on June 19-21 at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Organized by the Council on Foundations and CMF, with support from the C.S. Mott Foundation, the June summit brought together more than 50 youth philanthropy practitioners and enthusiasts from 14 different countries
This annual conference brings together over 300 youth grantmakers from all over Michigan and the U.S. to be empowered by learning from each other and deepening their grantmaking skills.
The 2014 GCYF Annual Conference theme "Strong Places, Strong People: Strengthening Grantmakers as Partners in Change" will provide intense and meaningful learning opportunities that explore the concept of place, and how change occurs at the nexus between place and grant investments.
Drawing on surveys, focus groups, archival documents, and interviews with youth participants and adult advisors and leaders, this report documents the impacts on youth, the participating community foundations, and on the Michigan communities.
This report from The Bridgespan Group explores promising efforts youth employment programs and employer engagement.
In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?
A toolkit for creating a diverse and inclusive youth advisory council contains questions, activities, and practices for a YAC and a YAC advisor to utililize.
If you are interested in engaging young people in the grantmaking process, this page has resources and sample documents to help guide the process.
MCFYP Committee Application
This is an opportunity for advisors of youth grantmaking committees to get together and share ideas and initiatives to deepen their knowledge and further their support of youth philanthropists in Michigan.