Pears Foundation invests in school philanthropy programmes

first_img Tagged with: Funding Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 31 January 2012 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pears Foundation invests in school philanthropy programmes Pears Foundation, the grantmaker concerned with positive identity and citizenship, has invested £200,000 in each of two philanthropy programmes in schools designed to create the next generation of givers. It expects that the funding will be matched from the Government’s Social Action Fund.The grants are being made to The Institute for Philanthropy’s ‘Youth and Philanthropy Initiative’ and the Citizenship Foundation’s ‘Go Givers’ programme, and are designed to help young people become more engaged in society and giving from a young age.Pears Foundation has already supported education in business schools about philanthropy and responsible business, as well as producing the annual Family Foundation Giving Trends report.The new grants for schools philanthropy programmes are the product of research Pears conducted on ‘Giving Education’ for the independent Philanthropy Review, which published its report in June 2011.Charles Keidan, Director of Pears Foundation, said: “These investments not only build on Pears Foundation’s commitment to developing the way we give in the UK but they also show that recommendations from the Philanthropy Review can be acted upon to provide a powerful tool for change.“We are supporting these programmes as they are two of the most impactful and well-established. Our research shows that engaging young people in philanthropy helps them to become more positively involved in society generally, and we would encourage many more organisations to support work in this area.”www.pearsfoundation.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more