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 >


Impact Factory Now Accepting Applications! 

Join our amazing Impact Factory Team next year and make a BIG Impact!
We are accepting applications for next year's team!
We only have 11 spots available so please get your applications in as soon as possible. Ask Kelly  for more information. Take a look at our latest project here!



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 $100,000 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 toorganizations 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-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, 54 schools collected $82,653.28 in pennies, all of which went back to the community. Read More > 


YPF's First Ever Poker Tournament--A Great Night for all!

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 5th Poker

Tournament. Check back here for photos and an update on

dollars raised on behalf of our organization.  



A Night at the Children's Museum a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our family fundraiser, a Night at at the Museum on Thursday,  May 8th. Around $5000 was raised by over 70 families! Check our Facebook page for photos. Thank you for supporting Young Philanthropists Foundation!




 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.


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!