Learning to Give believes these organizations are doing great work to help promote service and giving!
Allowance for Good
Allowance for Good is a Chicago-based organization that enables youth to learn about philanthropy and how to affect global change. The students that go through their programs are able to develop critical thinking skills, learn to respect differing opinions, encourage leadership and find their civic identity.
GivingPoint is a nationwide youth development organization that helps youth discover their unique passion, fuel their spark, elevate their ideas and share their stories. GivingPoint enables students to track, verify, and document service hours and launch a social networking site to raise awareness, funds, and volunteers for causes they care about.
Hippo Works is an animation studio that inspires kids to enjoy sustainability. Most recently Hippo Works has teamed with UNICEF and Project Everyone to inspire children everywhere on the most urgent environmental issue of today through the animated adventure series “Simon Says ‘Save The Climate!’”
Jefferson Awards (Students in Action)
Students in Action is committed to developing high school youth into strategic community leaders. They are impacting areas all over the United States. They center their work around three pillars which are leadership, engagement and impact. Engaging in their schools and local communities and working to gain skills in philanthropy are crucial to their work.
Jewish Learning Matters
Jewish Teen Funders Network
Jewish Teen Funders Network promotes philanthropy and collective giving as forms of experiential education for Jewish teens. They emphasize networking, education and professional development for teens to gain knowledge in the realm of philanthropy.
Making Caring Common
National Endowment for Financial Education
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.
Established through the Otter Products company as a way to involve employees philanthropically, Ottercares evolved into an impactful organization for youth philanthropy and education. Ottercares is dedicated to creative education that encourages students to pursue philanthropic and entrepreneurial opportunities that can impact their lives and communities. They facilitate various service projects, scholarship opportunities, and programs throughout the year to further this mission.
Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness has many resources and initiatives to further kindness and love. They have inspirational quotes, kindness ideas and stories, lesson plans and impactful videos. They challenge their supporters to become RAKtivists, Random Acts of Kindness activists.
Service Learning Action Fund
Service Learning Action Fund (SLAF) supports educators who wish to incorporate service learning projects into their curricula. Housed at Central Indiana Community Foundation, SLAF provides grants up to $1,000 for resources, supplies, and fees associated with specific service learning projects. The applicant must be an educator at an elementary, middle, or high school, and funds are payable directly to the school. Preference is given to Indiana schools. Applications are reviewed in two cycles, fall and spring.
The Philanthropy Project
The Philanthropy Project supports youth in creating service campaigns that affect meaningful change for causes they care about, and provides a platform to share their stories of service with the world. By celebrating students' desire to make a positive impact, they inspire a generation of lifelong philanthropists and social entrepreneurs.