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 >
There's Still Have Time...
Not to worry- there is still time! We are currently accepting enrollment forms for the upcoming 2015-2016 Penny Harvest Season. If you're interested in learning more about our year-long service learning and philanthropy program, or have questions about enrolling your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be involved in a program that empowers young people and gives them the tools they need to engage in philanthropy and service learning to better their communities! Enrollment forms can be found here.
YPF Hires New Program Manager
We are thrilled to welcome Alexandra Beard on board as YPF's new Program Manager. Prior to joining YPF in July 2015, Alexandra worked with The Growing Project in Ft. Collins and as a volunteer mentor with Colorado Youth At Risk. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University and is excited to bring her passion for youth empowerment and youth philanthropy to the Young Philanthropists Foundation.
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 our Executive Director talk about the impact YPF programs like Penny Harvest, Impact Factory, Youth Initiative Board and Family Volunteer Days have on our community, click HERE.
Over $76,000 Penny Harvest dollars going out into our community!
In 2014-15, 56 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 over $100,000 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!