EDUCATING HEARTS AND MINDS
Magnified Giving is a 501(C)3 educational organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with partner schools in greater Cincinnati, central Ohio, northeast Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky. Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage students in philanthropy, and to touch the hearts and minds of teens, lighten the concerns of others, and magnify the impact of philanthropy.
Our program concept is simple, yet incredibly powerful. Partnering with high schools and middle schools, we give groups of students $1000 and invite them to invest our money in the local non-profit community. Students research the social causes that touch their hearts, explore the non-profits serving those needs, meet with agency reps, participate in discussions, make critical decisions, and decide which non-profit organization should receive their $1000! Students present their checks at our annual Awards Ceremonies where we celebrate what they've learned. We even match up to $250 of student-generated funds, and give the cooperating teacher a stipend for his/her leadership. Philanthropy education is alive and well in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana!
OUR TENTH YEAR IS WELL UNDERWAY!
Congratulations to the 86 participating schools and programs for our 2017-2018 school year! A few programs have successfully complete the program and selected their winners, while others are just getting started. Most of the programs, however, are very busy researching non-profit organizations, reviewing grant applications and making site visits at this time. Checks will be presented in late April and early May. Interested in being a part of our team?
If you are a middle-school or high-school teacher or principal, and interested in teaching your students how to give of their time, talent and treasure, contact Program Director Todd Forman (firstname.lastname@example.org).