2016 Students4Giving Class
What is Students4Giving?
Students4Giving was created in September 2007 through a Campus Compact and Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund initiative to educate and inspire a generation of engaged citizens, philanthropists, and community leaders. Portland Community College was one of five academic institutions in the nation selected to create a donor advised fund to offer grants to non-profit organizations within their communities.
This past year, PCC's Students4Giving participants have accomplished the following:
- Became the first community college in the Learning by Giving Foundation partnership of 43 college student philanthropy programs.
- Received a $5,000 matching grant from the Learning by Giving Foundation.
- Raised $5,000 in matching funds through used textbook donations.
- Spring term participants in the Sylvania Campus Business 208: Introduction to Nonprofits and Philanthropy course selected a funding focus of 1) youth activities, access and support for low-income families and 2) foster children services and transitional programs as part of their course curriculum. At the end of the term, three grant recipients (link to new page listed below) were selected and received funding for a total of $10,000.