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 >
Colorado Gives Day - Tuesday, December 10th
Mark your calendars, because Colorado Gives Day is less than a month away! Starting at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10th, donors will have 24-hours to support their favorite organizations. Last year, Colorado donors raised over 15.4 million dollars for local non-profits - let's keep adding to that number!
For more information on how you can donate, please click here.
Drivers needed for Penny Pick Up! First Week of December
There is still time for the 2013-2104 Penny Harvest!
Want to get your school involved in student-driven philanthropy? Then enroll your school now for the 2013-2014 Penny Harvest! You can start the Harvest in January! Click here to fill-out an online application.
The Penny Harvest is not a fundraiser, it is a FREE, school-based citizenship and leadership service-learning 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, 54 schools collected $82,653.28 in pennies, all of which went back to the community. Read More >
Raise Your Hands if You Want to Volunteer at YPF
Are you a good writer? Would you like to serve on a committee? Would you like to help plan our service days? Or do you just want to get involved with YPF? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then YPF is looking for YOU! We currently need volunteers to help on a number of behind-the-scene projects, including newspaper posts, committee members, and family volunteer day planners.
Congratulations to our new Impact Factory members!
We are pleased to announce that we have chosen our 16 Impact Factory members for the 2013-2014 year. We look forward to all the great things that they will accomplish over the course of the program. Please click here to view past Impact Factory accomplishments.
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!
Engaging in youth philanthropy
Across the country, young people are becoming involved in philanthropy in their schools, through their local community foundation or a local nonprofit and from local governmental programs. Many aspects of engaging youth are universal. Engaging youth in philanthropy prepares young people to be active, lifelong community citizens. Read More >