GiveYoung.org is a Van House Foundation initiative whose main purpose is to help the younger generation learn about giving and volunteering.
By creating events, online content and pairing youth with causes that fit their lifestyles, GiveYoung.org acts as a bridge between the younger generation and nonprofits. By finding new and innovative ways to make learning about philanthropy exciting, we aim to help the younger generation become involved early on in life.
GiveYoung.org was founded in 2011 as an opportunity to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s within the younger generation in memory of a lost family member. Shortly thereafter, the organization’s mission extended to promote philanthropic awareness as a whole, specifically targeted at the new generation of givers. GiveYoung.org partnered with only 2 nonprofits back in 2011 and has since grown to involve more than 16 nonprofits in its charitable events each year.
Thanks to the success of the cause and its positive feedback thus far, GiveYoung.org has been able to expand its reach to the greater Midwest area and across the country. We have added an expansive database of nonprofits and created a CauseFinder to help young people find the nonprofit that aligns with their passions.
We look forward to years of growth and giving in the future.