The Young Philanthropists Foundation (YPF) is a Denver-based nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging youth in philanthropy by creating opportunities for kids and families to give back to their communities. We believe that philanthropy is anything you do to make the world a better place, and base our programming on a simple philosophy: if you give kids the opportunity to make a difference now, they will continue to make a difference the rest of their lives. Read More >


The Young Philanthropists Foundation is looking for a few great candidates to join our team! Are you excited about empowering kids to make a difference in their communities? Are you a team player who wants to help expand our program offerings to even more youth throughout Colorado? Are you inspiring, passionate and fun? Click to see the Program Manager, Program Assistant and Administrative Assistant job descriptions. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to


Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 19th to thank our founding Executive Director, Alexis Owen. The evening was a huge success, raising $23K for Young Philanthropists Foundation!To see the Honoree Video to Alexis, CLICK HERE. To view photos from the event, like us on Facebook and CLICK HERE.


YPF Featured on 9News' Colorado and Company

YPF was recently featured on Colorado and Company! To watch the 5 minute segment where two youth participants and Executive Director, Wendy Aronson, talk about the impact YPF programs like Penny Harvest, Impact Factory, Youth Initiative Board and Family Volunteer Days have on our community, click HERE.


Impact Factory 2015-16 Applications Due June 1st! 

To learn more about our Impact Factory, take a look here, or email Kelly for more information. This year's Impact Factory is tackling the evironment, and more specifically food and the energy it takes to get our food to our kitchens.  The planning process is underway for our project in April.  Stay tuned!




Penny Harvest is on a Roll!

Our 60 schools are now in the process of figuring out what to do with all their hard earned pennies! Whether it's helpling the local homeless shelter, building a handicapped accessible playground for students to play together, or helpling a neighbor school start a school garden, our students are making BIG decisions and becoming incredible young leaders, learning that it doesn't take a paycheck to give back.

If you'd like to join the 2015-2016 team, enroll here or email Kelly for more information. 

Over $100,000 Penny Harvest dollars going out into our community!

In 2013-14, 60 Penny Harvest schools distributed all the pennies they collected
in the fall to  organizations they chose through an interview process of local organizations and community members.  Some of the grants included grants to Colorado flood relief, providing service dogs to kids with serious illness, and helping to send a peer to a college prep summer camp. To see photos from last year's Penny Harvest, click here.

The Penny Harvest is not a fundraiser, it is a FREE, school-based citizenship and leadership service-earning program that integrates with the school calendar. Students harvest “idle pennies” from family and friends, use those funds to make microgrants to nonprofit organizations, and participate in corresponding service projects. Last year, 60 schools collected $98,000 in pennies, all of which went back to the community. Read More > 


Impact Factory and Youth Advisory Board Team-Up!

Our Impact Factory and Youth Advisory Board recently worked together as they undertook a service project at the Denver Rescue Mission. Click here to read more about the colloaboration, as well as to view pictures of these amazing students in action!   

YPF in the News!

Check out the recent issue of The Lost Creek Guide, where an article on the Wiggins Park clean-up is featured on the front page!

Click here to read the article!