For Our Non-Profit Partners

Over 100 local schools participated in the Magnified Giving Student Philanthropy Program during the 2020-2021 school year. To date our students have granted over one million dollars back into the local community!

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Each year 6,000 students from around 100 high schools and middle schools in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana participate in the Magnified Giving Program. Students are entrusted with $1,000.00 to grant to the 501c3 nonprofit of their choice. Magnified Giving students explore social causes within their community, research local non-profits supporting those social causes, volunteer and complete a site visit with you, request and evaluate a grant application, and advocate on your behalf to their class, school, and community. They serve each organization using their time, talent, and treasure. Together, each group of students selects one nonprofit to receive the grant each year. Ultimately, they become an advocate, leader, and philanthropist long after their time in the program. Thank you for the time you spend educating students about why the work that you do is essential to our community!

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT

Participating nonprofits educate students on your mission, impact, and how they can be involved with your organization now and in the future. Our students are encouraged, but not required, to volunteer within the nonprofit they select. Our student groups create PSA’s, short videos, or presentations that are shared with their class, school, and community. Finally, should students select your non-profit, you may be eligible for

a financial grant from the students through Magnified Giving.

HOW DOES MY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION BECOME ELIGIBLE?

Follow these steps below to start the process of working with Magnified Giving students:

STEP 1 REGISTER YOUR NONPROFIT WITH MAGNIFIED GIVING (below)

This step allows our students to learn general information about your organization at a glance. All organizations eligible for our program must be a 501c3 organization, with direct support to the local community and our staff will be verifying the information provided through the Attorney General website or another online resource. We will then post your registration information with the 400+ nonprofits registered with Magnified Giving on the Qualified Non-Profit page of our program website by region, this registration page will remain available year after year. Is your nonprofit already registered? REGISTERED NONPROFITS 2019-Present. Please complete the form to update any information, or email Director of Programs, Alison Kaufman at Alison@magnifiedgiving.org.

STEP 2 WORK WITH MAGNIFIED GIVING STUDENTS

Students will complete the site visit and volunteering step of our program.

Students have varying access to transportation and time constraints. Students may make a site visit or conduct Zoom/phone interviews, potentially volunteer, or conduct an off-site project that serves your mission, and ultimately advocate for your nonprofit to receive a grant. Through this step, our students are encouraged to gather data to support their persuasive argument in support of their non-profit. You may be asked some additional questions to help the students in making a tough decision.

We send updates to nonprofits as we add information to our Student Opportunity Page.

STEP 3 COMPLETE MG GRANT APPLICATION (below)

Students may send an invitation to complete a Grant Application in order for your organization to possibly receive the $1,000 grant. This must be completed annually, as it asks financial questions about the past year.

The grant application will provide additional detailed information to middle and high school students. Through our curriculum, our students are learning to examine a nonprofit in a similar fashion as a foundation when deciding on a grant recipient. Note: our Grant Application is simple and designed for our participating youth to comprehend the information. Part of our program is also designed to provide professional communication skills, leadership, and growth; you will be communicating with students along with the support of their teachers. This is a key learning aspect of our program.

STEP 4 ATTEND A GIVING CEREMONY

Students will contact you to communicate the outcome of their group’s decision and if your organization will be a grant recipient from their group this year.

Should students choose you as a grant recipient, a representative from your nonprofit organization is required to attend a Giving Ceremony celebration. These typically take place in mid-late April or early May to celebrate the gift you are to receive. The Giving Ceremony is another opportunity to share with a new group of passionate philanthropists your mission. You will be there (virtually or in-person) with students from a variety of schools, parents, teachers, and donors. The evening of a Giving Ceremony is a proud moment for the students as well as the nonprofit recipient in attendance!

Prior to submitting our registration form please keep in mind the grant amount to be received may be a modest amount of money, but the impact on the youth of our community is profound. The students will be asking you to spend valuable time speaking with them and completing the grant application, and in the end, your organization may not receive a financial grant. However, your agency will be exposed to groups of middle and high school students and will likely find future volunteers and donors. Finally, the staff at Magnified Giving is here to support you in this process as much as we support our teachers, students, and school communities – this is a partnership 100%. If you have questions, please contact Alison Kaufman, Director of Programs at Alison@magnifiedgiving.org.

This program gives you an opportunity to participate in the development of the next generation of philanthropists and potentially your next wave of board members!

We hope you choose to join the hundreds of local Non-Profit organizations supporting our mission and the future of our community.

For Program Questions:
Contact Alison Kaufman (alison@magnifiedgiving.org)
Website Questions:
Contact Todd Forman (todd@magnifiedgiving.org)