A WORLD WHERE COMMUNITIES THRIVE BECAUSE EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, ARE ACTIVE, EMPATHETIC AND IMPACTFUL CONTRIBUTORS TO SOCIETY.
THE GIVING SQUARE ADVANCES THE DEMOCRATIC IDEALS OF EQUALITY AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY BY RECOGNIZING CHILDREN AS LEADERS FOR A NEW MODEL OF PHILANTHROPY, ONE GROUNDED IN OUR NATURAL EMPATHETIC CONNECTIONS TO THE EXPERIENCES AND NEEDS OF OTHERS.
KIDS FOR KIDS FUND
We engage 3-5th graders in a new methodology for giving. Through 8-12 sessions, students explore their own identity as philanthropists, the perspectives of others, and local community solutions.
We give families a unique perspective on solutions in their community. This learning journey explores local non-profits and is co-led by Kids for Kids Fund alumni.
We offer a fresh perspective on family giving. This guidebook promotes our methodology and highlights the wisdom of Kids for Kids Fund students, community advisors, and philanthropic experts.
FAMILY FIELD TRIPS
GUIDE TO GIVING
We were a group of citizens concerned about the rise of the “us vs. them” narrative in our country. We were a group of parents seeking to raise caring children amidst increased rates of bullying and narcissism in our schools. We were professionals in philanthropy, community development and social change, thirsty for a new way to engage children as community builders. Under these forces, a new idea was born, to disrupt how, who, and when we engage children in philanthropy by starting a program grounded in empathetic connections to the needs of others.