ERIC Number: ED468453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Changing the Face of Giving: An Assessment of Youth Philanthropy.
Rosen, Matt; Sedonaen, Maureen
This guide is intended to help stakeholders make decisions about involvement in youth philanthropy (YP). It discusses institutions that encourage youth involvement in philanthropy and shows that most youth philanthropists are drawn from traditional leadership circles, but participation is gradually becoming more diverse. A discussion of geographic distribution reports initiatives are concentrated in a few states. These four core purposes for YP are highlighted: spur youth participation in institutional philanthropy; increase youth involvement in community change; promote youth service and giving; and help youth develop into healthy, productive adults. Common components of YP programs are documented: governing board size; roles of adults; meeting frequency; terms of service; training; and community service. A section on the grantmaking process discusses the granting pool; average grant size; fundraising; typical grant recipients; and outreach and assistance to applicants. YP benefits and beneficiaries are described and these future directions recommended: use YP as a powerful tool for community youth development; expand YP; increase diversity of grantmakers; encourage youth to plan for and fund projects that move beyond service; increase grant size; create endowments to sustain youth grantmaking over time; and increase fundraising by youth. Appendixes include: a table of six YP programs organized by major elements; and descriptions of initiatives and programs. (Contains 13 references and 70 endnotes.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Services, Donors, Elementary Secondary Education, Endowment Funds, Fund Raising, Geographic Distribution, Grants, Nonprofit Organizations, Participation, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Program Descriptions, Volunteers, Youth, Youth Leaders, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.yli.org/PDF_Youth_Philanthropy.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Youth Leadership Inst., CA.