Our Vision

What is Give as We Grow®?

We envision a world where all children engage in giving back and are equipped to reach their full potential as changemakers. 

Mission statement

Give As We Grow® engages elementary-aged children in learning the principles of generosity, inspiring action in their communities, and connecting their passions to philanthropic impact.

What we do

About Give As We Grow®

Give As We Grow® is designed to inspire, educate, and track philanthropic activity from as early as age three up to adulthood, utilizing an innovative digital platform comprising of a play-based learning application, an activity tracking feature, and a comprehensive collection of resources. 

Families and children can find a variety of content including games, educational videos, and how-tos to foster generosity in everyone from toddlers to teens. Users set up an account and create giving profiles for each family member in the app, recording individual donations and volunteer hours so you can see your generosity journey unfold! 

From content for the youngest of philanthropists to parenting advice from experts in the field, there is something for every age and stage at Give As We Grow®.

Our App

Explore, Play & Learn

Through virtual world exploration and minigames, elementary-aged players discover the world of philanthropy – the causes they’re passionate about and find new ways to give.

Our Giving Journal

Take & Track Action

Within the app, children can also track their real-world acts of giving, earn points, and see their impact over time in the Give As We Grow® Giving Journal. Parents have access to a password protected family dashboard which displays giving entries, gameplay stats, and highlights such as their child’s top giving interests.

Our Website

To help continue the conversation at home and take action offline, we’ve curated a collection of resources for all ages.


Under the Resource Library tab, you’ll find a searchable collection of resources such as activities, book lists, stories about real kids giving back, podcasts, and service project plans. For adults, we’ve included additional materials such as guides for discussing your family’s values and generosity with children. 

Opportunities to Give Back

Under the Give Back tab, we’ve collected online tools for finding giving opportunities near you. This includes tools for locating volunteer opportunities, identifying reputable organizations, and using your connections and talents to support a cause.

The 4 T’s of Philanthropy

Philanthropy, taking action that benefits others, can take many forms. When discussing ways to give, we use the 4 T’s framework.

You can help others by giving your…


Serving others is a valuable, gratifying use of time. You can give your time through volunteering hours towards helping others or supporting a charitable organization.


We each have natural talents and cultivated skills or expertise which can be used to help others. People can donate their skills towards community development or nonprofits.


Donating money or personal items can be an impactful way to help others. You might also use your time, talents, and ties to generate treasures for others. 


Make an impact together! Nurturing community, speaking to friends and family, and drawing from your network to connect the right people are all effective ways to support a cause.

Utilize our curriculum to learn how to continue the conversation at home, and explore how your family can use the 4 T’s to keep giving and growing.

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.