Resource Generation

Questions answered by Elspeth Gilmore, Co-Director of Resource Generation

What part of your organization involves young people? In what capacity?

Resource Generation members are between the ages of 18 and 35, though participants in our family philanthropy program can be up to 40.

Why should young philanthropists become a part of your network/engaged with your organization?

We organize young people with wealth to transform philanthropy, policy, and institutions and leverage our collective power to make lasting structural change. We’ll connect you with the tools, community and opportunities to do it!

Check out our national programs:

  • Making Money Make Change, our annual four-day conference for young people with wealth
  • Local Chapters anchor local RG communities across the country and host activities ranging from monthly meetings to workshops to donor circles. We have chapters in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco/Oakland, and Los Angeles.
  • Action Projects are local or national initiatives taken on by groups of Resource Generation members. Projects include donor circles and campaigns around fair taxation. Future projects will focus on giving, investing and advocacy.
  • RG organizes member delegations to attend conferences and other events. RG delegations have participated in the U.S. Social Forum in 2008 and 2010, as well as several Council on Foundations conferences.
  • Our Family Philanthropy Program organizes young people who want to transform their own family funds and the field of family philanthropy to support social change. Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy (CCTFP) is our annual retreat for young people who participate, or want to participate, in their families’ philanthropy and are committed to progressive social change.

What distinguishes you from other young philanthropy support groups?

  • We organize young people with wealth to transform philanthropy, policy, and institutions, and leverage our collective power to make lasting structural change.
  • Resource Generation envisions thousands of young people with wealth across the country engaged in vital social change movements.
  • We are teachers, lawyers, grassroots organizers, doctors, students, and foundation trustees. We have inherited wealth and earned wealth. We are white, black, brown, queer, transgender and straight. We bring our time, talent and treasure to work for immigrant rights and affordable health care. We influence how foundations work, affect progressive tax policy and work to decrease wealth inequality.
  • In the tradition of George Pillsbury, Harry Belafonte, and Tracy Hewat , we as young people with wealth stand with communities and movements working for social change.
  • See our programs, we have national chapters, action projects, annual conferences, delegations, publications…

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