The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix created the B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program to educate and train teenagers to be philanthropic. The program encourages teens to establish a charitable endowment fund in their name from which they can make an annual donation to a cause of their choice and teaches them about leadership, service, financial literacy, and long-term investment in social good. The participants study philanthropy and local nonprofits, make site visits, and collectively discuss and award grants with the goal of setting them up for a life time of philanthropy. The Lodestar Foundation was an initial funder of the program.
Grant Amount: $69,000
Year Granted: 2011
Grantee: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
Location: AZ - Arizona
Grantee Website: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix