If adults engage children in meaningful discussions about their worlds by the age of ten, they are twice as likely to become lifelong civic and philanthropic actors. TGS offers a dynamic civic experience for 3rd-5th graders that develops their philanthropic identity and capacity. In schools, camps, and community programs, the Kids for Kids Fund builds empathy for the needs of others, explores compassionate solutions, and puts philanthropic capacities into practice. Sessions explore the rights of all children, perspectives on the social issues affecting them (health, basic needs, disabilities, racism), and local community solutions. Each group allocates $1000 in grantmaking funds. An intergenerational fellowship program for community leaders (Generation Alpha to the Silent Generation), programs for kids and grandparents, parent/child field trips to local nonprofits, and workshops on developing a family giving plan are all designed to tap the powerful philanthropic spirit within.

Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County

Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; VA-City of Alexandria

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11)

Population(s) Served: Students

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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for The Giving Square is: Less than $500k

Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About Spur Local

Each year 150+ community advocates review applicants on the basis of governance, equity, and impact. Each featured nonprofit has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. Spur Local charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $57 million for nonprofits across the Greater Washington region.

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