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!
GEARING UP FOR OUR 10th YEAR!
We have room for a few more applications for the 2017-2018 school year. 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, please considering applying. Contact Program Director Todd Forman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click HERE for an application.
AND THE RECIPIENTS ARE...
Congratulations to the 81 school and community programs that participated in Magnified Giving's Student Philanthropy Program last school year! At our Awards Ceremonies, students presented their checks totalling $133,946.66 to the non-profit organizations they selected to receive their grants. Click HERE for Awards Ceremony information, lists of Grant Winners and photos.