Family Philanthropy

We organize young people who want to transform their family foundations, and the field of family philanthropy, to support social change.

Whether participating in an existing family foundation already or considering whether to take on this responsibility, engaging in one’s family foundation can be one of the most rewarding and challenging ways to leverage resources for social change. Resource Generation’s Family Philanthropy Program is here to offer support. Through publications, blog posts, workshops, conferences, informal gatherings and more, we provide a space for community, exchange and inspiration. Get involved with a nationwide community working together to transform our families’ giving and the field of philanthropy for social change!

We provide:

  • Peer-to-peer Community and Network. A growing community of young people involved in family philanthropy with whom to share stories, experiences, challenges and successes.
  • Leadership Development Opportunities in Philanthropy. Through RG’s close relationship with organizations in philanthropy we provide the chance for our members to develop their leadership through speaking, facilitating, and organizing opportunities.
  • Next Gen Trainings and Gatherings. RG organizes multiple Next Gen gatherings throughout the year and has over 10 years of experience leading conferences, workshops and retreats for next-gen family members, including our annual Transforming Family Philanthropy retreat. RG staff is also available to discuss individualized trainings and resources for family foundations.

Are you a young person who participates, or wants to participate in, your families’ philanthropy?

Fill out our intake form to get connected to appropriate resources.

Contact Iris Brilliant, Family Philanthropy Organizer,, with questions or for more information.


Upcoming RG Family Philanthropy Programming



Resource Generation Delegation at the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s National Forum: Oct 14-16, Seattle, WA

RG leaders engaged in family philanthropy will be hosted on panels at the NCFP conference to discuss issues related to nextgen and racial justice. In addition, RG will be hosting a nextgen happy hour to organizer other young people involved in family philanthropy!

  • Questions or want to participate? Email Matthew Allen:

Transforming Family Philanthropy Retreat (TFP): March 31-April 3, Chester, CT

A three and a half day conference for young adults (age 18-40) who have a family foundation, intend to create a foundation, or have another family giving vehicle. Participants will learn how to align family giving and investing with social justice values. In addition participants will:

    • Strengthen skills as a leader in philanthropy
    • Gain concrete tools related to investing, grant-making and family giving
    • Find a peer network of other progressive young adults engaged in family philanthropy
    • Get support with difficult family dynamics
    • Learn how to implement social justice values into philanthropy

Registration opens in January. Questions? E-mail Iris Brilliant:

Family Philanthropy Praxis- Locations & Dates TBD.

An intimate group that meets once a month for six months to deeply explore themes related to family philanthropy, impact investing, family dynamics and personal goal-setting. Similar to our other praxis groups, FP praxis weaves personal transformation work, community building and political education together.


Join the Family Philanthropy Listserv to hear updates about the Family Philanthropy program and post any questions, challenges or resources related to Family Philanthropy.

Buy a copy of Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy, our guide for young people on how to not only participate in, but transform, the field of philanthropy itself.