IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy students to award $10,000 to community organizations
What if someone gave you $10,000 to give away?
That’s the challenge IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy students fulfill December 13 when they give three Indianapolis charities grants for programs that prepare underprivileged students for college, including through mentoring and college tours, and help less-fortunate children participate in summer camp.
Students at the first-in-the-world school of philanthropy will award a total of $10,000 in grants to representatives from Happy Hollow Camp, La Plaza and the Starfish Initiative.
In the hands-on “Learning by Giving” course, students learn the process of giving wisely and making grants, from deciding what community issues to address and writing requests for proposals to conducting site visits, evaluating applications and deciding where to give grant award money. Grant funds are provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation founded by Doris Buffett, sister of Warren Buffett.
At the award ceremony, students will discuss how they selected recipients, what they learned on-site at the charities and their experiences in learning to give responsibly.The class chose to focus on helping and developing the potential of disadvantaged youth in Indianapolis. They also funded operational costs, vital funds that can be the most difficult money to raise for many charities.
About Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.