Information for the Colorado Penny Harvest is up and running on the Young Philanthropists Foundation's new website! Please visit www.ypfoundation.org for all the latest news and information on how to sign up!
Colorado Penny Harvest Students are Breaking the Bank!
The official numbers of the 2011-12 Penny Harvest are $61,323.64! All that money was turned into grants to over 120 organizations this year, with issues ranging homeless, hungry and sick children, to rescuing parrots, greyhounds, and elephants in Africa, to clean water programs and mosquito nets for malaria. Over 50 of the organizations this year were brand new, our Harvesters had never funded before. Our Penny Harvesters have huge hearts and a lot of great ideas on how they would like to help make a healthy footprint on this world. I'm so excited to see what they're going to do this year!
Colorado Penny Harvest Students have collected $56,342.81 SO FAR!
38 of our Colorado sites have collected $56,342.81 so far and we're still going! This year, 5 schools are participating in a Penny Harvest pilot program, beginning their harvest in January, and depositing in February. The next steps are to identifying issues that their communities care about and interviewing potential organizations that the kids will ultimately deem worthy of their hard-earned money.
Congratulations to all of the students, teachers, and parents who spent months collecting almost 17 tons of pennies!
Are you an organization wishing to get involved with Penny Harvest? Click on the Organization Tab, then "Organization Profiles" for information on how to fill out an Organization Profile and be featured on our website.
Join the Penny Harvest!
The Penny Harvest is a free, school-based citizenship and leadership service-learning program that integrates with the school calendar. Students harvest “idle pennies”, use those funds to make micro-grants to nonprofit organizations, and engage in corresponding service projects. Unlike other coin harvesting programs, Penny Harvest gives students total autonomy to decide where the money should go.Currently running in 43 Colorado schools, the program has 3 main phases:
Harvest Pennies (October – December)
Make Grants (January – April)
Volunteer (April – June)
To Sign up your school online visit www.pennyharvest.org/signupcolorado
For more information, contact Kelly Hayes at 720-221-9218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Penny Harvesters have granted more than $100,000 over the past 3 years to nonprofits, schools, and individuals in need!
Between 2007 and 2010, students from across the state gathered $114,675.29 in pennies and made 243 community grants, in addition to completing 39 neighborhood service projects. Find out where they have granted the money under the "Organization" Tab.
Penny Harvest Students Grant $52,159.00 to 105 different organizations in 2009/2010!
Roundtable Leaders from 43 Colorado schools spent several months researching community needs, interviewing nonprofit professionals, and making funding decisions on behalf of their entire school. In addition to the 105 organizations funded, several Colorado schools participated in the first-ever National Penny Harvest Disaster Relief Fund to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Click here for more info: www.PennyHarvest.org/HelpingHaiti
Colorado Schools Harvest $53,178.33 during the 2009/10 Penny Harvest!
43 schools collectively harvested coins for more than 2 months for this year's Penny Harvest. Each school will continue into the Roundtable phase with at least $1,000 for their grant-making budget. Stay tuned to see where the students decide to grant all of that money!
Roxborough Intermediate on TV!
Check out some of the Roxborough Intermediate students and the YPF staff on TV HERE!