Following is list of reports, articles, and books on Next Gen and philanthropy. 


BoardSource report on Next Generation and Governance

Buhl, Alice.  Passing the Baton?  Generations Sharing Leadership.  National Center for Family Philanthropy

Connecting to Your Family’s Foundation: A Primer for the Next Generation.  Association of Small Foundations and National Center for Family Philanthropy, 2004.

Constantine, Mark.  Wit and Wisdom: Unleashing the Philanthropic Imagination


Cornelius, Marla, Patrick Corvington, and Albert Ruesga. Ready to Lead?  Next Generation Leaders Speak Out. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2008.


Cultivating Emerging Philanthropic Leaders: How to Establish a Fellowship Program
Produced by the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers.

Fellowships in Philanthropy, prepared for the San Francisco Foundation, 2005. 


Gersick, Kelin, Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations, 2006. 

Goldberg, Alison and Karen Pittelman, Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation. Resource Generation. Soft Skull Press, 2007.


Goldseker, Sharna, “Beyond Duty and Obligation.” Foundation News and Commentary, January/February 2006.

Goldseker, Sharna.  “What Will Really Engage the Next Generation?” Family Giving News, August 2009. 


Kunreuther, Frances and Patrick A. Corvington, Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2007. 

Kunreuther, Frances. Up Next: Generation Change and the Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2005.


NGP: Next Generation Program for Universities. Falconer Group Wealth Management,


“The NGP Model” Guidebook to Engaging the Next Generation, Falconer Group Wealth Management, 2008.

“Opportunity of a Lifetime: Young Adults in Family Philanthropy.” Passages, National Center for Family Philanthropy, 2002. 

Passing the Torch 2006 Philanthropy Summit at IUPUI


Pittelman, Karen. Classified: How to Stop Hiding your Privilege and Use it for Social Change. Soft Skull Press. 2006.


Successful Succession: Inspiring and Preparing New Generations of Charitable Leaders. Virginia Esposito, National Center for Family Philanthropy, 2003.


Supporting Next Generation Leadership, GEO Action Guide (membership required for access).


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Fellowship Programs in Philanthropy with Foundations, Regional Associations

Acumen Fund Fellows Program
Established in 2006, the Acumen Fund Fellows Program is a 12-month fellowship for individuals dedicated to serving the poor in the developing world and with the business, operational and professional skills needed to effect change. Though primarily based in South Asia and East Africa, the fellowship begins with a six-week orientation program in the Acumen Fund New York office, during which the Fellows explore business models for the poor, build their personal networks, hone critical leadership skills and get to know the culture and people of Acumen Fund. 

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. We seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor.

Associated Grantmakers Diversity Fellowship Program

The Diversity Fellowship program aims to inspire the next generation of philanthropic leaders among people of color by offering training and support to a select group of passionate, emerging professionals.  The program strives to increase the number and proportion of people of color as staff – and executives – in the field of philanthropy.

Founded in 1969, AGM is a regional association of grant makers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Although our member organizations represent many distinct values and funding priorities, they share a common purpose: to shape a better future for the residents of our region.

Association of Black Foundation Executives’ (ABFE) Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program

The ABFE Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program is a yearlong experience designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of foundation staff, donors, and trustees who are committed to assisting Black communities through philanthropy. Approximately ten fellows will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned grantmakers on a regular basis, understand how to be more effective change agents within their institutions, and participate in a network that focuses on innovative solutions to community challenges. Each fellow will be assigned a leadership coach and mentor as part of the program. In addition, each fellow will be required to develop a plan to work with an organization that is serving Black communities in his or her home environment and to engage in a specific project during the fellowship period to help this organization develop its capacity.

The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) holds the distinction of being the first of the Council on Foundations 38 Affinity Groups.  We were established in 1971, and since then the organization has grown into an independent membership organization that counts among its members the most influential staff, trustees and donors of grantmaking institutions that promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

The Duke Endowment Fellowship Program
(North Carolina)
Created in 2005, The Duke Endowment's fellowship program honors Mr. Duke's vision of philanthropy by giving emerging leaders a unique opportunity in the philanthropic sector. The Fellowship is a full-time, two-year experience that encourages creative thinking and leadership development. Fellows typically begin their work at the Endowment in August.

Fellows are exposed to all aspects of philanthropy in the Endowment's four focus areas (Child Care, Health Care, Higher Education and Rural Church). Fellows rotate through these four areas, giving them exposure to different issues across the Carolinas. Access to the Endowment's executive leadership and a variety of personalized professional development opportunities allow Fellows to make meaningful contributions, not only to the Endowment, but also to the larger nonprofit community.

DuPage Community Foundation Next Generation Initiative
(Wheaton, IL)

The Next Generation Initiative (NGI) seeks to promote awareness of The DuPage Community Foundation and to cultivate our community’s next generation of philanthropic leaders.  Formally established in February 2007, the NGI is an opportunity for like-minded community leaders to join together to learn about philanthropy, participate in the giving process and work to help raise the quality of life for the residents of the DuPage community.

Fieldstone Foundation Executive Learning Groups
(San Diego, CA)
The Fieldstone Foundation is pleased to offer nonprofit executives the opportunity to participate in a high caliber professional development program designed to support their leadership while impacting the organization’s operations, programs and sustainability. The Executive Learning Group is a leadership development experience that combines education and training with peer learning in an intimate and confidential environment.  The Learning Group are designed for Executive Directors / CEOs and for Emerging Leaders who are Senior Managers / Second in command. Each Learning Group is limited to ten high caliber professionals in the field. The sessions are held once a month for a period of six months.

The Foundation was established as a separate entity in order to carry out a mission grounded on its own philanthropic merits. Our values centered identity would help us live out this mission to give, serve, and lead with a spirit of responsible stewardship and a servant’s heart. Our independent structure would also safeguard our capacity to sustain our commitment to the community despite the cyclical nature of the housing market.

The George Gund Foundation Fellowship
(Cleveland, OH)
The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginning in Summer 2009, requiring residence in Northeast Ohio during the term of engagement.

The George Gund Foundation (, established in 1952, is the largest private foundation in Ohio. The Foundation makes annual grants totaling approximately $25 million. Program officers professionally handle grantmaking in arts, economic development and community revitalization, education, environment, and human services.

The Haile / U.S. Bank Foundation Fellowship
(Cincinnati, OH)

The Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation is proud to partner with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and the University of Cincinnati (UC) to offer the Haile Fellowship.  This two-year program provides a promising recent UC graduate with an introduction to the world of philanthropy. A major emphasis of the Haile Fellowship will be hands-on experience at GCF as a member of its grantmaking staff in arts and culture, community development, education, or human services, paralleling our Foundation’s priority giving areas. With the intent of developing emerging professionals in the philanthropic, nonprofit and public sectors, the program also places Fellows at a nonprofit agency for a portion of the program, provides specialized professional development opportunities, and encourages the design of a special project that advances knowledge of a specific topic or community-wide effort.

Hugh Anderson Fund (MN) --  Next Generation Fund
(St. Paul, MN)

The Hugh J. Anderson Fund (MN) sought to encourage its younger members to undertake the family's history of philanthropy with the Next Generation Fund. There is no minimum age requirement; participants have been as young as 8 years old. The project has a budget of $25,000 for grants. Recommendations are discussed and voted upon by the younger members and are then presented to the Anderson Fund's senior trustees. The younger members do not have independent grantmaking authority; the senior board ratifies all grants. The Next Generation Fund meets twice yearly, once for an education meeting, and once for a grant review meeting. These are conducted along with family reunions.

Impact Fund for Emerging Philanthropists at Foundation for the Carolinas
(Charlotte, NC)

The Impact Fund for Emerging Philanthropists brings together young leaders throughout the Charlotte region to foster positive, lasting social change. Highly motivated men and women of diverse backgrounds invest both financial and intellectual capital to strengthen the lives of others. Since 1999, Impact Fund members have harnessed the power of pooled charitable giving to empower children and youth, expand economic self-sufficiency and enrich social capital. Educational sessions, networking opportunities and hands-on experiences help members learn about regional issues, assess nonprofit programs and support community solutions. As Impact Fund members build professional connections and strengthen community ties, they will become part of the Charlotte region’s enduring, nationally recognized tradition of philanthropy.

Jesse Ball DuPont Fund Fellowships
(Jacksonville, FL)

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund Fellowship program is designed to provide practical experience for students interested in careers in the independent sector, either with nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations or philanthropic organizations.   The fellows work as members of the Fund staff with exposure to foundation governance, grantmaking, governmental oversight, and industry events. They also participate in a nonprofit certificate course at a university.   Fellows are selected from a field of applicants nominated by the academic deans and presidents of the colleges and universities that are eligible for support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.


Native Americans in Philanthropy Circle of Leadership Cohort
The Circle of Leadership is based on the commitment of service to Native communities, tribes, personal initiative, and interest in pursuing a career in philanthropic foundations and/or building tribal philanthropic organizations/foundations. The program prepares participants to be knowledgeable, reflective and strategic partners in the philanthropic arena.

Robert Bosch Stiftung International Fellowship Program for Learning and Exchange in Philanthropy

This program was developed by the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Foundation) and has been conducted by the European Foundation Center (EFC) since 2006. European and American foundations use it to offer internships to executives in the non-profit sector and civil society in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and promote international cooperation between foundations and NGOs. Managers and employees of foundations and NGOs can improve their professional competence by internships of several weeks duration in Germany, Britain and other countries. This also provides them the opportunity to form new international contacts. Interns focus on activities like application management, lobbying, and fundraising. Their working visits are framed by an introductory and concluding seminar, and interns are expected to prepare well in advance. Until 2007, the program was limited to candidates from eight Central and Eastern European countries. In 2008, the program will be opened to more countries in Europe.

The San Francisco Foundation Multicultural Fellowship Program

The San Francisco Foundation's Multicultural Fellowship Program aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. The Program provides young professionals of color with challenging work experiences and leadership opportunities in the areas of grantmaking and community building. The Fellowship includes an intensive curriculum, individual coaching, mentorship, access to local service sector leaders, and countless opportunities to build a professional network.

The San Francisco Foundation mobilizes resources and acts as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy.

Southeastern Council of Foundations Hull Fellows Program

Since its inception in 2000, 180 Hull Fellows, representing nearly 100 foundations in the southeast, have completed our program, which is designed to nurture and inspire the Southeast's next generation of philanthropic leaders. Named for Bob Hull, who led the Southeastern Council of Foundations for nearly 20 years, it is selective programs that reaches out to younger and/or new foundation staff and trustees who have already demonstrated strong leadership capabilities in their careers and their communities. It is designed to provide program participants with opportunities for professional and personal growth and to allow participants to:

    * Develop an understanding of the historic roots and traditions of philanthropy
    * Explore current and future issues facing philanthropy
    * Gain new insight about the leadership and ethical dimensions of philanthropy
    * Establish a strong network of peers in the Southeast
    * Find opportunities for leadership and service within the Southeastern Council of Foundations

The Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF) is a membership association of more than 360 grantmakers working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in 11 southeastern states (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA).

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Philanthropy Career Program
(College Interns)
Interns spend the summer learning about the various mission areas of partner organizations. Responsibilities vary by organization but may include: Travel with board members and program officers, to regional grantee site visits, Assisting a program officer in reviewing grant proposals, identifying finalists organizations for board review, attendance and participation in event planning for nonprofit conferences and meetings citywide, development of foundation website content and marketing of the work and mission areas of the foundation to the general public.  Participating foundations include the Edwin Gould Foundation, Philanthropy New York, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Teach For America, and the Wallace Foundation.

Vermont Community Foundation Philanthropic Engagement Fellowship

The two-year fellowship, which is available exclusively to Middlebury graduates, is the result of a new collaboration between the VCF and Middlebury College. Fellows work with VCF’s team to help Vermont-focused philanthropists make a lasting impact on a broad range of issues, including affordable housing, healthcare, the arts, education, homelessness and hunger. The foundation, Vermont’s largest in terms of asset size, is home to more than 500 charitable funds and awarded $10 million in grants in 2008.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship Program
(Winston Salem, NC)
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, based in Winston-Salem, NC, offers a fellowship each year for up to two years for a North Carolinian who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, the nonprofit sector and/or community service. The fellow acts as a junior program officer and works with the Foundation staff in evaluating grant proposals and visiting with grant applicants. The fellow performs specific duties on established Foundation projects, but is also allowed flexibility to work on projects of personal interest. Fellows in years past have done very significant work with long-lasting benefits to the Foundation and the people of North Carolina.

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Conferences and Workshops


Independent Sector/American Express NGen Fellows Program
A program developed by both IS and Amex to select 12 emerging leaders and enhance the IS NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now program.

Leveraging Privilege for Social Change Conference
The Leveraging Privilege Jam is a week-long event that connects, supports and collaborates with 30 diverse and committed young people with wealth, fame and/or social impact whose lives are dedicated to building a thriving, just and sustainable world for all. The Leveraging Privilege Jam provides a safe and transformative context within which to honestly explore issues of significance to privileged young people committed to social change.


Making Money Making Change Conference
MMMC is a three day retreat that brings together approximately 60 young people from across the country. Through community-building activities, workshops and discussions, participants inform, support, inspire, challenge, and share ideas with each other about personal wealth and social change philanthropy.


Next Generation Retreat
This retreat offers a comfortable space to discuss the joys, challenges, and realities of participation in family philanthropy. Explore your family’s history and your values in a relaxed environment with other young people.  The retreat is for young trustees (ages 18-35, give or take), or those preparing for involvement in a family foundation.  Topics include: Generational personalities, motivational values, the story of your family foundation, foundations crash course, and mission investing.  The Next Generation Retreat was originally developed by Resource Generation and 21/64 for the Council on Foundations.


Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy Retreat

The CCTFP Retreat is for young people, 18-40, who participate - or want to participate - in their families philanthropy and believe in social change. Through skill-building workshops, action planning sessions and expert panel discussions participants share experiences and address topics such as: family dynamics, grantmaking strategies, mission related investing, next gen leadership and voice, legacy and succession and more. Participants gain a vibrant community of peers and allies, social change philanthropy skills and tools, and the on-going support to turn vision into reality. The CCTFP Retreat is put on by Resource Generation with the generous support of many organizations and allies and first started in 2003.

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Next Generation Scholarship Funds


Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Professional Development Fund
EPIP sponsors the Professional Development Fund, a scholarship program that enables young grantmakers of color to attend philanthropy conferences and trainings, and to network and learn with peers and senior colleagues.  Awards are up to $1,000 per conference, and there are many other benefits built into the program that significantly increase the value of participation (See below and attached for details).


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Next Generation Networks


21/64 is a non-profit consulting division of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies. Based in our New York offices, 21/64 offers services to individuals, families, businesses, foundations and federations in times of generational transition - including consultation, resource materials, networks and communication vehicles.

21/64 specializes in what we call our multigenerational approach. In this era, when there are four generations above the age of 21 around corporate and philanthropic tables, multiple generations must learn to understand each others' “generational personalities,” motivational values, and visions. We facilitate the process of values clarification, strategic visioning and communicating to help multigenerational families define and achieve their individual and collective goals.


Association of Small Foundations Next Gen News
Next Gen News is an e-newsletter series from the Association of Small Foundations.  Contact Hanh Le ( for more information.


Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
The EPIP mission is to support and strengthen the next generation of grantmakers, in order to advance effective social justice philanthropy. We achieve this mission through networking, leadership, and advocacy activities.


Grand Street
The Grand Street network is a unique opportunity for young Jews to explore what it means to be in a family involved with Jewish philanthropy. While most young people do not want to confront these issues within the context of their families, a network of their peers provides a space for an independent yet informed and supported exploration. Against a backdrop of a generational wealth transfer and changing dynamics in the American Jewish community, Grand Street is a place where young Jews (18-28 years old) who are involved or will be involved as leaders in their family’s philanthropy come together.

Grand Street began in 2002 with twelve people meeting for a weekend to ask their own questions, to develop a Jewish philanthropic analysis and capacity for strategic thinking, to create a space where they can find personal development, and, where they can build a network of their peers in similar positions of philanthropic responsibility. A new cohort of twelve individuals is added each year.


Institute for Philanthropy’s Next Generation Philanthropy Seminar
(New York and London)

Next Generation Philanthropy (NGP) is a program in strategic philanthropy designed to give the philanthropists of tomorrow the tools for effective giving.  Run in partnership with the Institute for Family Business, Next Generation will give 18-30 year old grant makers the skills base to embrace the newest movements in philanthropy.  Through teaching the methodology of making risk-taking grants, leveraging greater change than the size of a donation and inspiring systemic change, we will equip tomorrow’s grant-makers with a deeper insight into the issues they care about and the seeds of their own strategic philanthropic program.

Established in 2000, the Institute for Philanthropy is one of the world’s leading organizations providing international donor education; its staff brings more than 50 years of experience at the highest level in strategic philanthropy.


Jewish Funders Network – Younger Funders Network
Jewish Funders Network has a Younger Funders Network that encourages initiatives among younger philanthropists by exploring key issues including wealth, family relations and the responsibilities of philanthropy, as well as the transition of assets, traditions, concerns and priorities from generation to generation. Next generation and multi-generational programming is available year-round and also at their annual conference. In addition, there is a new Jewish Teen Funders Network Conference being coordinated by JFN. Website: Phone: (212) 726-0177


Resource Generation
Resource Generation is a national organization that works with young people with financial wealth who are supporting and challenging each other to effect progressive social change through the creative, responsible and strategic use of financial and other resources.

Our purpose is to promote innovative ways for young people with wealth to align their personal values and political vision with their financial resources to deepen their social and civic engagement. Resource Generation supports the ability of these young people to better understand themselves as philanthropists, their place in the socio-economic system, and their capacities to contribute to social change. Resource Generation builds cross-class alliances with people and organizations working for social, racial and economic justice.


Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle
The Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) is a dynamic network of leading philanthropic families from across the world committed to using their time, influence and resources to fight global poverty and social injustice. Founded in 2001 by Peggy Dulany, Synergos' Chair, and her father, David Rockefeller, the GPC increases the impact of members' philanthropy and allows them to become more effective social investors by offering opportunities for learning and collaboration. Currently, the GPC consists of more than 25 families, about 250 individual philanthropists, from more than 25 countries.

The GPC also hosts a number of special affinity groups. One of them, the Next Generation Group, helps younger family members engage with their peers to develop as emerging global philanthropists. Other groups focus on regions, such as Africa and the Middle East, or substantive issues such as climate change and poverty.


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Fellowships & Programs in Philanthropy for Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Aspen Institute -  William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

The Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) employs seminars, leadership programs, and evidence-based discussion to strengthen and inform philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and social enterprise so that each can contribute to the good society, domestically and internationally.

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program provides nonprofit sector leadership training through seminars, applied research and mentorships. The program is open to young scholars and practitioners interested in building Third-Sector capacity in their home countries or regions.   Fellows are based at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where they design and pursue an individualized research project and participate in a seminar with Third-Sector leaders. The Center determines the program's topics of focus each year.

Grand Valley State University Johnson Center for Philanthropy: NP2020

NP2020:Issues and Answers from the Next Generation
In 2007 the Johnson Center hosted a conference around Next Gen issues. While these were mainly geared towards the nonprofit sector, I thought I would mention it in case there was anything that might be interesting as background, or other research done in the field. Here is the report that came out of that conference:

Harvard University Hauser Center for Nonprofits Mid-Career Fellowship in Philanthropy

The Hauser Center Mid-Career Fellowship for Philanthropy will provide a current student the opportunity to work with the Philanthropy Domain of Practice at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. In collaboration with Hauser the Senior Research Fellow and the Center’s Executive Director, the Mid-Career Fellow will participate in the early development of the Philanthropy Domain, which is one of five domains of research and practice that are being developed at the Center.

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis M.A. in Philanthropic Studies Program

The Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University is the first masters degree program in the United States to focus on the history, culture, and values of philanthropy. While other programs focus on the "how" of nonprofit management, this program focuses on the "why" - the social, cultural, political, and economic roles played by philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in both contemporary and historical settings.

Our program enables you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue further graduate study in relevant fields or to enter the field as a nonprofit professional. Investigate the broader theoretical issues of philanthropy and your area of specialization from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

New York University Wagner School Goldberg Fellowship in Philanthropy

The Lisa Goldberg Fellowship in Philanthropy will support the work of promising students who seek to examine and understand philanthropy and its crucial role in public service in New York City, across the country and globally. The Lisa Goldberg Fellowship in Jewish Leadership will support the work of outstanding students in Wagner’s MPA and MA/MPA (NYU’s Dual Degree Program in Nonprofit Management and Judaic Studies) Programs. Lisa had an extraordinary ability to imagine new possibilities and an uncanny sense of strategy. Students receiving these fellowships will understand and share that legacy as they take up the challenge of using philanthropy and Jewish leadership to create a more just world.

Stanford University Haas Center for Public Service Philanthropy Fellowship

Since 1984, the Haas Center for Public Service has encouraged students to explore public service through fellowship opportunities. The Sand Hill Fellowship in Philanthropy was created in the spring of 2000 to honor the memory of Tom Ford, a member of the Haas Center for Public Service’s National Advisory Board and a former Stanford University Trustee. Throughout his life, Tom Ford strongly believed in sharing with the community and in the immense potential of young people. With the generous support of Susan Ford Dorsey, the Sand Hill Fellowship is modeled after this philosophy; the goal of the program is to bring more young people into philanthropic work by providing students with intensive summer internships at Bay Area foundations.

Yale School of Management Future of Philanthropy Conference

The conference provides a forum for future leaders of business and society to share innovative ideas on how to put capital to use in order to make the most positive societal impact.


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Giving Circles for Next Generation Philanthropists


Slingshot Fund
Slingshot is now being utilized by people of all ages and all backgrounds as an annual roadmap to funding innovative and effective programs and organizations in the Jewish community. From individuals and couples who rely on Slingshot to guide their year-end allocations to funding professionals who keep it on their desks and thumb through for inspiration and accreditation, this book has become a reliable reference.

After Slingshot was first published, the original group of funders decided to establish the Slingshot Fund to help support the innovative and often nascent organizations featured in the guides each year. We hope by putting the Slingshot guides and access to the Fund online, we will change the way philanthropic dollars are allocated in the community, enabling everyone to partake in the joy of creating Jewish life for today and generations to come.


The One Percent Foundation
The One Percent Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to engaging young adults in philanthropy. The Foundation is a giving circle – a group of young adults who pool their funds and time to strengthen their communities, while at the same time increasing their understanding of and participation in philanthropy.

Partners in the One Percent Foundation pledge to donate at least one percent of their income to philanthropy each year.


Founded in 2004, AsiaNextGen is a dynamic group of young Asian-Americans collectively engaging in high impact philanthropy by strategically funding critical areas of interest to the community.


Full Circle Fund
The Full Circle Fund is an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the Bay Area.  Full Circle Fund members leverage their time, money, skills and connections to the service of nonprofits, businesses and government agencies in partnerships that result in significant impact on the community. Collectively, members spend thousands of hours in partnership with nonprofits, bringing their skills and connections to bear on the challenges these organizations face. In this way, members use their business skills to maximize the value of their philanthropic investment.


Spark: Celebrating Women Who Ignite Global Change
Spark seeks to build a community of young, global citizens who are invested in changing patterns of inequality that impact women throughout the world.  Through its unique participatory membership, Spark cultivates a community of young professionals who are actively engaged in global women’s issues.  Spark has grown into a network of over 5,000 Bay Area young professionals, both men and women, primarily between the ages of 25-45. Spark members are committed to learning about and engaging in the global community, as well as working and socializing with like-minded individuals through educational activities, volunteerism, and activism.


New Global Citizens
New Global Citizens' innovative program combines the passion, connectivity, and resources of Generation Y with the solutions of grassroots social entrepreneurs around the world to create change on a global scale.

Young people—anywhere in the United States—can start an NGC Team on their high school campus. Once formed, teams select one of NGC's global partner projects and set goals around three main objectives that form the core of our program. Teams determine how they will 1) educate their community about the challenges faced by their partner project, 2) advocate on behalf of a pressing global issue, and 3) raise the financial resources necessary to effect real change on the ground floor in their partner community. In turn, NGC provides comprehensive education, training, and support to teams through full-time staff, interactive trainings, online audio streams, resource materials, site visits, and a vast network of peers across the country.



New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund
The NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund (VPF) was founded on a simple idea:  the collective power of individual effort.  VPF is a giving circle of individuals who invest in social entrepreneurs focused on tackling persistent social and economic problems in New York City.  We seek to harness the vitality, ingenuity and incomparable resources of New York City for the benefit of all of its residents by raising awareness of critical issues, growing and educating a highly diverse membership about the power of collective giving, and by joining forces with thought leaders, activists and like-minded organizations.


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