How Does This Program Work?

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Individuals, Corporations and Foundations support Magnified Giving with a financial gift. Magnified Giving connects students with community nonprofits and provides a $1000 grant to each student group in a participating school. Students are challenged to research, visit and volunteer with a nonprofit, advocate for them, persuade their peers and demonstrate leadership in deciding which nonprofit will use the grant funds to the fullest in serving the community. 
When a check is opened at a nonprofit, it goes to good use. When you give the funds to Magnified Giving, we entrust it to students who are educated, inspired and engaged to learn how philanthropy and their communities work. Then the check is awarded to the nonprofit after the ripple effect has been put into motion. The gift is magnified now and for the future. 
 
 

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Students learn by doing. When they serve and give now, data shows they are more likely to do it for their lifetime. Research shows if they are inspired and encouraged to do so, students will use their voices, personal knowledge and experience to serve as philanthropists. Passion and leadership for a cause is what calls others to action. There will be a massive transfer of wealth in the next 15 years. Philanthropy must be taught and supported now more than ever. We are the connectors of students, funders, community nonprofits and the people they serve. We know it matters and it works. 
 
 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

 
 
 

REGISTERED NON-PROFIT AGENCIES

Over 600 Non-Profit Organizations currently partner with Magnified Giving.  Click HERE for an alphabetical list.
 

GRANT WINNERS (2017-2018)

Over $161,000 was granted to more than 100 Non-Profit Organizations last year.  Click HERE for an alpabetical list of grant recipients.
 

SUPPORT OUR YOUNG PHILANTHROPISTS

Click HERE to help financially support Magnified Giving schools and students.
 
 

MG IN THE NEWS

Click HERE for links to videos and news articles.
 
 

CONTACT US

Contact Executive Director Kelly Collison (kelly@magnifiedgiving.org) or Director of Programs Alison Kaufman (alison@magnifiedgiving.org) if you have any questions.