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 >
Please Join Us March 19th!
Tickets are now available for our first ever Appreciation Bash. Please mark your calendar now and plan to join Young Philanthropists Foundation on March 19th at the Space Gallery as we say thank you to our founding Executive Director, Alexis Owen. The evening will include a cocktail hour, a silent auction, and opportunities to hear from the kids who are making a huge impact in our community as well as Alexis. For more information and to register, 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.
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.
Now Accepting Applications for the 2015-16 Impact Factory!
To learn more about our Impact Factory, take a look here, or contact Kelly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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!