Do Something

Do Something believes you have the power to make a difference. At we provide the tools and resources for you to convert your ideas and energy into positive action. Be part of a generation of doers. Plug in at

Exponent Philanthropy: Teen Philanthropy Cafe

This series introduces young people to strategic, thoughtful philanthropy, and inspires them toward giving with impact. Families and adults who work with youth can use these guides to facilitate peer discussions and fun activities around giving.


generationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world through service and service-learning experiences. As Points of Light's youth service enterprise, generationOn inspires, equips, and mobilizes youth to take action through generationOn service clubs, schools, youth organizations, campaigns, and youth leadership initiatives.


Through a combination of innovative technology, social networking, meaningful service and hands-on training programs, GivingPoint helps youth discover their unique passion, fuel their spark, elevate their ideas and share their stories to create a better, more connected and socially responsible world.

Learning To Give

Learning to Give is a free online resource for educators and youth development professionals focused on teaching all youth the skills, knowledge, and behaviors of philanthropy to promote a kinder and more engaged citizenry. The over 1,700 K-12 philanthropy education lesson plans serve as a foundation for service-learning and other student-centered approaches.

National Society for Experiential Education

The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.

Points Of Light

The Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities.

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy: Observations and Recommendations for Strengthening a Growing Field shares reflections on an in-depth examination of the story and needs of youth grantmaking. The report finds that while more than 200 foundations worldwide offer youth grantmaking programs and more than 100 related resources exist, that information is not broadly available. provides information on all aspects of volunteerism. If you are a volunteer or want to becomes one, you will find helpful information in areas for volunteers, volunteers in schools, and volunteers in state agencies.

Youth Grantmakers is a communication of the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project (MCFYP) of the Council of Michigan Foundations, with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.

Youth Leadership United

Expands opportunities for young people to participate as community planners and decision makers within youth-serving and other nonproft organizations. Helps United Way's youth-serving agencies and other nonprofits achieve age diversity on their boards and committees.

Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana

Over the past 20 years, Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana has engaged over 138,500 young people in leadership and community service activities. Our mission is to empower young people to take ownership of challenges they see in the community, devise action plans to address those issues, and implement service projects to improve life in the local community.

Foundation Center launched to catalyze youth grantmaking by raising awareness and elevating the voices transforming communities around the world.