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 >

 

Register Now: May 8th from 5:30-7:30 pm!

Plan to join YPF for an exclusive evening of fun at the Children's Museum of
Denver on Thursday, May 8th. Come explore the museum with other YPF friends when it is closed to the general public! Tickets are available here and include a light dinner, snacks, adult beverages, and silent auction. All proceeds raised will support YPF programs. For more information, click hereRead More

 

 

Save the Date! Poker Tournament June 5th

Mark your calendars now for an adults-only event at Jake's Wine and Spirits. Try your luck at winning a 4 some round of golf at the exclusive Cherry Creek Country Club. More information coming soon!

  Scrabble for Cheaters Success!   

Scrabble for Cheaters was not only a success for the cheaters, but for the children the Young Philanthropists Foundation serves. Thanks to all of our generous sponsors and attendees, we raised over $1000.00, which will go directly to the funding of our programs.

 

Youth Initiative Board Now Accepting Applications!

Would you like to advocate for the programs of YPF? What about plan your very own service project? Then apply for the Youth Initiative Board! 15 students from 7th-12th grade will meet monthly, August through May, attending meetings, planned projects, fundraisers and promotional activities.                     

Application deadline is May 27th. Interviews for potential members will be held on June 5th.

Click here to download the application, or click here for more information.

Impact Factory Now Accepting Applications! 

While this year's Impact Factory is in the planning stages for their April 19th Service Project, we are also accepting applications for next year's team! We only have 7 spots available so please get your applications in as soon as possible. Ask Kelly  for more information. 

Want to be a Committee Member?

We're currently looking for adult Impact Factory Committee Members, Penny Harvest Advsiory Board Members, and Family Volunteer Day Committee Members!

To see a full list of current volunteer opportunities at YPF, please click here. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Aronson.

Over $98,000 Penny Harvest dollars going out into our community!

60 Penny Harvest schools are in the process of distributing all the pennies they collected in the fall to organizations they choose.  Some of the grants I've seen include helping a neighboring school start a school garden, grants to Colorado flood relief, 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-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 > 

 

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!