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Give As We Grow

Give As We Grow® is a digital platform educating the next generation about giving and philanthropic action. Do you want to make a difference?

Think time, treasure, talent, and ties.


A first-of-its-kind, free educational mobile app that teaches kids to tap into their unique talents and interests to help others.

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Giving Journal

A tool for families to track their in-game and real-world acts of giving, so they can see their impact over time.

Resource Library

A curated collection of resources to help families fuel a culture of generosity at every age and stage.

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Nurture your child’s generosity and desire to help others! Check out the Give As We Grow® game, available on Android and IOS.

Activities and Resources for Raising Generous Kids

About Give As We Grow®

For families cultivating a culture of generosity and service, you can’t start too young. Give as We Grow® is your family’s destination for philanthropic education and generosity tracking, with age-appropriate content for children of all ages in the resource library. Grounded in research and developed to respond to an identified need for families, the play-based learning game currently serves child users in the upper-elementary age range. 

Identifying passions and seeing progression over time helps intentional parents foster their children’s interests and prepare them for lives of purpose. Throughout their journey, children who track their giving and experiences through this platform can see themes emerge from their own giving history. Our resources and offerings are designed to equip parents and encourage children to give where they go, and give as they grow.

Giving for every season

Holiday Activities

Give back as a family today! Scroll through these easy ideas and check out our resource library for more.

Host a virtual food drive at your holiday gathering

Feeding America

This guide explains what a virtual food drive is and how to host one. Virtual food drives can be a covid-safe way to share resources or celebrate the season with loved ones near and far. They also can help food banks save resources and purchase more fresh foods than a traditional food drive.

Compassionate Holiday Picture Books

Doing Good Together

Celebrate the holiday season with these books focused on generosity and compassion.

Service Sparks: Family Donation Decision

Learning to Give

This giving project helps families understand the values and causes that are important to each family member, and encourages relatives to come together to make decisions that make a difference.

31 Days of Comfort and Cheer

Doing Good Together

Spread the holiday spirit with this 31-day challenge! Take part as a family in activities that share kindness and compassion with others.

Three tips for hosting the best holiday food drive

Feeding America

Make your holiday food drive successful with these three simple tips.

Conversations with Grandparents

Learning to Give

This service activity idea helps kids connect with their grandparents or elderly community members through conversation starters about having fun.

Sponsor a Child or Family for the Holidays

Doing Good Together

Learn how your family can make a difference for others this holiday season by “adopting” a child or family and providing them with gifts to make the holidays special.

Christmas Bird Count

National Audubon Society

Participate in the National Audubon Society’s Holiday Bird Count, an annual conservation event you can take part in from your own hometown.

Greet Deliveries with Gratitude

Doing Good Together

Thank delivery professionals this holiday season – or year-round – with this creative activity providing sweet treats.

What they’re saying


Give Is As We Grow is awesome! It’s just fun – there is no other way to describe it. I love earning heart points to make my garden better.

Annabel K.

(player, age 8)

Giving is rooted in empathy, compassion, understanding of humanity, and sharing between people. We are excited to give the next generation of givers tangible, easy, and fun tools like Give As We Grow to spark radical generosity.

Celeste Flores

Director, U.S. + Canada Hub, GivingTuesday

Particularly for younger kids, in-person volunteering may be impossible because of the types of activities and potential risks that nonprofits can’t take on. The virtual environment of Give As We Grow sets kids on a path to generosity before they are able to do in-person service.

Diana Heath

Chief Operating Officer, NCFP

Collection is innate in kids, which creates a natural opportunity to teach kids financial literacy—about spending, saving, and sharing—early. It’s important for kids to know that not everything that comes to them should stay with them; that it’s important to share.

Elizabeth Phillips

Executive Director, Phillips Foundation

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