Right now, Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving (BLING) is seeking 24 diverse youth from communities across San Francisco to lead the decision-making process for $85,000 – $100,000 in youth-led social justice projects. Click here to apply!
Youth philanthropy is a powerful challenge to traditional philanthropy, which, in many ways, perpetuates the systems of power and privilege that it claims to address. By putting the decision-making power in the hands of young people — particularly low-income youth of color — youth philanthropy redistributes decision-making power to those most impacted.
Through workshops and capacity building activities, youth develop skills that prepare them for college and the professional world beyond: facilitation, public speaking, communication, leadership, ability to work in groups, creativity, confidence, and more. The grants they make will further youth-led social justice work on the city’s most important issues, and reshape philanthropy in a way that is equitable, grassroots, and puts power in the hands of community members.
Every Tuesday & Thursday | 4:30pm – 7:30pm