The Seattle Foundation Youth Philanthropy
Current local events and opportunities for youth. Includes information on Philanthropy camps and the Youth Grantmaking Board.
Resources on young adult giving. This is a national network of young, progressive wealthy people learning how to use resources to support social change.
Great Givers: Youth Philanthropy
Great Givers is a unique youth-philanthropy program with lessons you can download for free. The concept of giving must be taught early. Great Givers does not teach who to give to, that is left up to the individual person, but instead the Great Givers program focuses on the value of philanthropy: what to look for when making choices about giving and how to budget giving into financial planning.
Youth Activism Project
The Youth Activism Project was founded in 1992 as a private non-partisan organization to encourage young people to speak up and pursue lasting solutions to problems they care deeply about.
Learning to Give
Resources for parents on teaching kids of all ages about giving back.
National Center for Family Philanthropy
The Center is dedicated to serving the needs of families in philanthropy. They provide expert advice, essential tools, extensive networks, and access to a range of resources.
Information about Youth Advisory Committees.
Young people contributing to global causes.
21/64 and Resource Generation
Offering resources and services to individuals, families, businesses, foundations and federations in times of generational transition.
- 52 Ways to Take Action - A list of next steps that young funders can draw from to help map out their paths into family philanthropy. Developed for the Council on Foundations 2004 Next Generation Retreat.
- Family Philanthropy Glossary - The field of philanthropy is full of terms and lingo that are not always easily understood. Download this glossary so that you are prepared for these conversations.
Tools for young children to learn about money and philanthropy.
The Foundation Center: Youth in Philanthropy
Information and stories about how young people have gotten involved in philanthropy. Links and stories about athletes, musicians, actors and celebrities who are all philanthropists.
Do Something provides information to help and inspire young people around the country to make a difference in their communities and take action to change the world around them.
New Global Citizens
A website for young people who are interested in contributing to global causes.
A Kid's Guide to Giving
Freddie Zeiler and Ward Schumaker
For grades 7th and up. In this inspiring and motivating book, Zeiler challenges teens to make a difference by contributing to charitable causes.
The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others
Susan Crites Price
Practical tools, ideas and resources to help parents, teachers and other caring adults teach children how to exercise their responsibility to give their time and resources for the benefit of others.
Keeping It in the Family: How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual, and Financial Assets for Generations. Hughes challenges conventional notions of wealth and offers guidelines for preserving family assets in the broadest senses.
Wealth in Families
Charles W. Collier
The book gives a good insight into what drives family philanthropy and why it's important for successful family function. Having wealth and deciding what to do with it is hard work, and it's possible to make all kinds of tragic mistakes along the way. Collier writes with a respect for this effort and for those who have the ethical and intellectual capacity, as well as the financial capacity, to give meaning to their lives, their families, and their wealth through deliberate philanthropy.
Philanthropy, Heirs and Values: How Successful Families Are Using Philanthropy to Prepare Their Heirs for Post-transition Responsibilities
Roy Williams and Vic Preisser
After interviewing 3,250 affluent families and examining almost 100 family foundations, the authors disclose how successful families are using philanthropy to teach their heirs Values, develop their appreciation for focus on a specific Mission, and instill a sense of Accountability. In many cases, the use of philanthropy as a teaching tool by the family leaders determined whether or not the family remained unified—and financially successful—in their post-transition period. The authors provide exercises, examples and checklists for each of five major age groups, beginning at age five. The book is easy to read and filled with specific guidance and examples.
Children of Paradise
Successful parenting for prosperous families. Hausner offers a successful positive-action plan sensitive to the needs of successful parents to ensure that their children grow up with positive self esteem and the necessary internal resources to meet the challenges of a privileged life.
Raising Financially Fit Kids
A parent's guide to raising financially sophisticated children, from the founder and CEO of the leading provider of financial programs for kids and parents. Godfrey presents a general financial apprenticeship for kids ages five through 18.
The Ultimate Gift
Jim Stovall, fiction
The Ultimate Gift, written by Jim Stovall, is a story of Red Stevens, an accomplished man, who learned too late that giving material things is more like taking than giving. Jim Stovall is a successful author, speaker and entrepreneur. He is blind and has used his gifts to create a purpose-driven life.