National Retreats


Transforming Family Philanthropy Retreat

Transforming Family Philanthropy (TFP) (formerly known as Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy) is Resource Generation’s national gathering for young people who participate in their families’ philanthropy and are committed to progressive social change.

The weekend is spent in workshops, discussions and dynamic full group spaces to delve into issues of wealth, philanthropy, family and social change, and gain the skills and community to further strengthen the next generation of social change philanthropists. At this moment in history, it is more important than ever that young people involved in family philanthropy come together to build community, learn and leverage resources for social change.

“The participants were courageous and inspiring, the speakers were excellent and the space created by the staff was enlivening and creative. There was content for people at the beginning of their journey and those who have been engaged for years – and we got to learn from each other.”

– 2010 Participant

For more information on the next Transforming Family Philanthropy retreat go here!


Making Money Make Change

Making Money Make Change 2016 is over. Stay tuned for 2017 dates!

Making Money Make Change (MMMC) is Resource Generation’s annual national 100+-person gathering for young people with wealth (ages 18-35) who believe in social change.

MMMC is a confidential space to explore issues related to wealth, privilege, philanthropy, and participation in grassroots movements for justice and equality. Through workshops, discussions and community-building activities, participants support, challenge, and inspire each other to align their resources with their values and work for personal and societal transformation.

“At MMMC I found what I was looking for and more–motivation to have hard conversations about wealth, income disparities, and class, a better understanding of the financial system and my place in it, and a group of people committed to unpacking difficult, complicated systems to move toward a more just world. I was moved and challenged by others’ stories about the role of financial and class privilege in their lives and inspired by the variety of models presented for making change. I came out of the conference driven to shift the way I invest and give, and to start talking to family members about wealth and justice in new ways.”

– 2008 Participant

To learn more about the next MMMC, please visit here or email


Transformative Leadership Institute

RG is hosts a multi-day, national gathering for RG member-leaders to come together to further and deepen their own community, skills, political education and vision for organizing young people with wealth and class privilege for social change.

The Institute includes workshops on facilitation and communication, applying racial justice to grant making, and community organizing. Participants meet in consistent small groups throughout the retreat, and have time to build and work together in particular “tracks” such as Chapter Leadership Teams, Tax Justice Organizing Team and leaders organizing young people of color with wealth.

For more information or with questions please email