no small change

A Teen Philanthropic Leadership Program

What is

no small change?

No Small Change was launched in 2016 with the goal of developing future leaders and philanthropists who would help create a more equitable and just world through their actions and charitable giving.

Since then, more than 60 teens have participated in NSC and learned about Jewish values and tzedekah, gender lens philanthropy, fundraising, and strategic grantmaking. They have also given away over $65,000 in grants to local, national, and Israeli organizations.

In addition to gaining valuable leadership skills and knowledge, teens are also building friendships, having fun, and earning service hours.

who should apply

Jewish youth in 9th through 12th grade who want to work together with other teens and learn about the power of thoughtful giving. Only 15 teens will be accepted into each cohort. Applications can be submitted June – November of each year for the next cohort. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Time and financial commitment


No Small Change cohort will meet once per month January through May. Session topics include:

  • Jewish values & giving
  • Gender equality & social justice
  • Understanding philanthropy & how non-profits work
  • Financial literacy
  • Strategic grant making with a gender lens

There is a $125 participation fee due upon acceptance into the program. Because there is a micro-grant component to NSC, participants will also be required to raise $250 in donations to contribute to the grantee they choice through the program.

Click below to view the application with details. Forward to friends!

Click below to view the Leadership Council application, open to 11th – 12th graders who have previously participated in No Small Change.

Only 6 applicants will be accepted for the Leadership Council.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Kryshka, CEO, at (561) 275-2194 or jennifer@o6b.a33.myftpupload.com

No Small Change is generously supported by:

The Issac and Carol Auerbach Family Foundation


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