Welcome Message

When a group of mostly entry-level young professionals – who make less than $60,000 a year – can fund over $20,000 in grants, donate over $40,000 worth of skills and yield a $1,000,000 return on their philanthropic investment – I call it ground-breaking. I call it inspiring. I call it the reason why I’m so passionate about the work that young philanthropists are doing to create change. As co-founder of a 5,000 strong young philanthropist organization founded to harness the charitable power of young givers, I stand amazed but not surprised to watch the innovative, awe-inspiring, transformational work that young philanthropists are doing with little money and limited time.

Capital Cause Young Philanthropists challenge the old construct of philanthropy that traditionally defines philanthropists as wealthy – like Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates. By transforming communities through collective giving and thoughtful action, Capital Cause Young Philanthropists are re-defining philanthropy by showing value in the small gift. Through their actions, they are makeing false the assumption that you have to be wealthy and well-established in order to create massive change in communities. They are creating truth in the concept that if you have the audacity to think you can make a difference for pennies on the dollar and with only a little time to spare… you can!

Change-making in the 21st century is happening, and I am eager to see the outcome left in young philanthropists’ altruistic wake. Are you ready to make change?  Join Capital Cause and become part of a movement poised to change the world.

Kezia M. Williams | @keziamw | www.theyoungphilanthropist.com