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Students + Donors = Learning by Giving

We distribute philanthropic capital to community nonprofits while teaching the next generation about effective charitable giving. Learn more about how it works below.

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100 cents of every dollar donated goes to nonprofit organizations selected by our students. Students learn. Donors give. Communities grow stronger.

Our Grant Map tracks every dollar invested in people and communities.

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Doris Buffett started Learning by Giving with one school in 2003 hoping to inspire students to bring their energy and passion in helping her invest in communities in need. Today donors from across the country have joined the movement and now everyone can become a learner and a giver.

Over 20,000 students have been a part of Learning by Giving since the start of the program over a decade ago.

This is just a glimpse of what we can accomplish when students and donors work together.

Total Estimated Number of Grants to Date
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Total Number of Courses Offered to Date
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Where Donations Have Gone
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Total Current Courses 2014-2015 Academic Year
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The Learning by Giving Foundation

292 Newbury Street Suite 335
Boston, MA 02115

Please note that the Foundation only makes grants through our online courses, and the colleges & universities we partner with for our undergraduate courses. We do not make grants to individuals and cannot respond to such requests.

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