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Supporting Youth Philanthropy in Communities

Council of Michigan Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $125,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2014–December 31, 2014
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The purpose of the Supporting Youth Philanthropy in Communities project is to initiate a process whereby young people and community foundations and other community philanthropy organizations from around the world can be continuously learning from each other on how best to encourage and support youth philanthropy. This will involve creating an online discussion space, hosting an international gathering of youth community philanthropy leaders to explore existing initiatives and discuss possible new ideas and approaches in youth community philanthropy, and broadly disseminating the results through a publication. Of the 46 anticipated participants, 22 will be from outside North America. In addition to the publication, results will be presented at sessions at the fall Council on Foundations community foundation centennial and Council of Michigan Foundations conferences. The Council of Michigan Foundations is a membership association of more than 300 foundations and corporations making grants for charitable purposes.