Tag Archives: youth philanthropy

Philanthropy for Kids: Nurturing a Giving Family

I’ve been wondering about how to explore the concept of philanthropy with my kids. I realize that such a large concept feels sort of intangible. In one of my early blog posts, I explore the definition of philanthropy. But I now … Continue reading

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The Mother House Fund

Here is a neat opportunity for Puget Sound-area teens to get involved in a unique fundraising and philanthropy endeavor: The Mother House Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Seattle Foundation, has implemented the Seeds of Compassion Youth Grant Program, which is an effort … Continue reading

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Penny Harvest: A Way to Cultivate a Generation of Youth Philanthropists

If you took a peek one afternoon in a Pinehurst K-8 School classroom in Seattle, you’d notice several 3rd or 4th graders in a group talking animatedly and gesturing towards several large pieces of flipchart paper with lists of organizations … Continue reading

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7 take-aways from “The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back” by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

Fourteen year-old Hannah Salwen and her father, Kevin, were driving along one day when she noticed a homeless man standing on the corner of a street. At the same time, she saw a Mercedes driving by and something just clicked … Continue reading

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Youth Philanthropist Jessica Markowitz, Founder of Richard’s Rwanda IMPUHWE

IMPUHWE means “compassion” in Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda.  That is exactly what compelled Jessica Markowitz at the ripe age of 11 years young, to start Richard’s Rwanda, an organization providing financial support for the education of young Rwandan girls, … Continue reading

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