The Benefits

Because Main Street Philanthropy is a collaborative program involving students, teachers, local business people, generous donors, and local charities, each participant benefits from the process and the big winner is Main Street – the community at large.


  • Financial Literacy
  • Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Community Awareness
  • Interpersonal Trust and Communication
  • Identification of Personal Values & Purpose
  • Group Collaboration
  • Volunteerism
  • Gratitude


  • Improvement in pride and citizenship among students
  • Community recognition for the school
  • Enriched and diversified curriculum
  • Opportunity to give back to the community
  • Real world learning experience in math, social sciences, group study and collaboration, financial literacy, and basic life skills


  • Volunteer opportunity to share knowledge, be inspired
  • Make new connections valuable to their business
  • Opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals across the country


  • Make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Diversify current gifting without additional screening
  • Immediate satisfaction and a boost to a community
  • Know you helped build a future generation of philanthropists


  • Development of a new generation of donors and volunteers
  • New grants for charitable missions
  • Increased community awareness, recognition, potential publicity