• Find Your Passion

    GivingPoint believes in the power of youth to change the world! We want to help you discover your passion and put it into action. Our programs and resources make it easy for you to create a social good project or event, track your volunteer hours and build your volunteer resume.

Take the quiz to find your passion.

Choose a cause to learn more.

GivingPoint helps you find your passion and connect to community activities that interest you the most. Through awareness and education, everyone can find ways to improve their community and become a more informed citizen. Through civic engagement in areas that interest you the most, you can truly find your passion.

Ageism and Elderly

Ageism and Elderly

Ageism is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. There are three connected elements of prejudicial attitudes: attitudes towards older people, old age, and the aging process. Even though ageism can be used to describe discrimination against adolescents and children, like ignoring their ideas because they are too young or behaving in certain ways because of their age, this term is more common against older people. An example of this is called elder abuse. This can be financial exploitation, physical harm, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse of an older person. It can also include people who are being neglected.

Learn More

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

How animals are treated matters both to animals and to humans. It affects human health in many ways including the therapeutic effects gained from a human-animal bond. Relationships with pets can impact social development as people’s attitudes and behavior towards animals overlap with their attitudes and behavior towards each other. Looking after animals improves people’s productivity and self- confidence.

Learn More

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

The arts put people to work. By investing in the arts, we are fostering a skilled work force of creative jobs that contribute to the economy. The arts employ painters, musicians, managers, marketers, technicians, teachers, designers, carpenters, and craftsmen in a wide variety of other trades. There are 686,000 creative businesses in the United States that employ 2.8 million workers, while jobs in non-profit arts organizations add up to more than 5.7 million nationwide. (sources: National Governors Association; Americans for the Arts)

Learn More

Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease

Although common and costly, many chronic diseases are also preventable. Many chronic diseases are linked to lifestyle choices that are within your own hands to change. Eating nutritious foods, becoming more physically active and avoiding tobacco can help keep you from developing many of these diseases and conditions. And, even if you already have diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or another chronic condition, eating more healthful food and getting more exercise, whether it’s a brisk walk, a bike ride, a jog or a swim, can help you better manage your illness, avoid complications and prolong your life. Source

Learn More

Clean Water Projects

Clean Water Projects

Close to one billion people on the planet do not have access to clean drinking water; that is one in six people of the global population. Water is our most essential natural resource but fewer and fewer people have access to safe drinking water and our natural reservoirs are being depleted at alarming rates. Did …

Learn More

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Bullying is when a person uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. Cyberbullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, e-mail, chat rooms or social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to harass, threaten or intimidate someone. Texting someone hateful and mean things is an example of cyberbullying. …

Learn More

Digital Divide

Digital Divide

It is certain that the development and growth of the Internet has changed the world we live in. Technology is constantly evolving, yet many people don’t have access to it (for financial, geographic, governmental or other reasons) or are simply choosing not to embrace it. The digital divide is a social issue referring to the …

Learn More

Disaster Recovery & Relief

Disaster Recovery & Relief

After such recent disasters as Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes, preparing for a natural disaster is a smart move. It is important to think about not only what to do during the disaster, but what to do before and after. Some of those decisions you make before and after can save you from going …

Learn More

Discrimination

Discrimination

Discrimination is the unlawful treatment of a person or group of people based on certain characteristics such as race, skin color, religion, sex, and national origin. But these aren’t the only reasons a person may face discrimination. Other types of discrimination include disability, sex, and age. For example, paying someone more or less based on …

Learn More

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is the most frequently used substance in the United States. Nearly 90% of adults report some experience with drinking alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant, which means that it reduces activity of the nervous system. Alcohol can impair judgment, mood, reaction time, physical coordination, and concentration. It can cause slurred speech and unsteady motion. Alcohol …

Learn More

Education Equality

Education Equality

Society has a moral obligation to make sure that all children receive an adequate education that gives them the skills needed to become contributing adults in society. This is also in society’s best interest as it is a social waste if some children do not receive a good education. It means that human talents that …

Learn More

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

There are many different forms of emergencies. It is important to become familiar with all the possible emergency situations that could occur before they actually happen, and think about what steps to take in that situation to ensure your safety and the safety of your family members. Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado …

Learn More

Environment & Recycling

Environment & Recycling

Protecting the Environment or being “Green” has become a hot topic over the last 10 years. Environmental changes, rise in air pollutants, deforestation have recent generations much more aware of our impact on the planet. Some scientists believe that changes in our environment are triggered by climate change, which is defined as a long-term change …

Learn More

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is the ability to use skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about managing money and other financial resources, so that you can have a lifetime of financial security. Does this sound overwhelming? Fear not; there are financial resources available to help you handle your money. BUDGET A budget is a plan for …

Learn More

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Health is a state of complete physical, emotional and social well-being. It does not just mean you are not sick. When we are healthy, our body is functioning properly. We feel good, and have the energy and motivation to do the things we like to do. To achieve overall health and wellness, we need to make good choices for our bodies (physical health), mind (emotional health), and for others (social well-being).

Learn More

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits

What is a habit? A habit is something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way. It is important to incorporate healthy habits into an everyday routine. We encourage you to try to make small steps toward healthy habits: Make half your plate veggies and fruits Be active for 60 minutes Drink …

Learn More

Homelessness

Homelessness

According to Webster, being homeless is defined as having no home or permanent place of residence. The comforts of home, like a roof over your head and a warm meal to eat, is often taken for granted. But more often than not, these are unaffordable luxuries for many Americans and their families. In 2011, more …

Learn More

Human Rights

Human Rights

Imagine you live in a country where the military has just taken over the government. They proclaim that every person of your race is a second-class citizen. You cannot vote or own property, and any land or house you own is taken away. You can only work at low-paying labor jobs, no matter what your …

Learn More

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and bars them from leaving. There are many forms of slavery such as forced labor, sex trafficking, and human trafficking to name a few. The term slavery is interchangeable …

Learn More

Hunger

Hunger

Hunger is a rising problem in every community—including yours. What exactly is hunger? Hunger can be defined as the physical sensation of desiring food. And this is a sensation known to too many people. Many people imagine hunger to be a problem found only in third-world countries, but that is not the case. In 2012, …

Learn More

International Poverty

International Poverty

Almost over half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day. Poverty such as this is defined and measured in several ways by several different people. The most common measures of poverty are income, assets, and socioeconomic metrics, and it is most frequently defined as the state of being extremely poor in resources. The …

Learn More

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy is the ability to use symbols of language that are central to learning and comprehending—for the purposes of making and communicating meaning and knowledge. Put simply, it is the ability to read and write. Now more than ever before, literacy is extremely important in determining your success. It is no longer acceptable to just …

Learn More

Safe Driving

Safe Driving

Content, statistics and messaging provided by www.Teendriversource.org. While driving a car is a unique freedom that most teens are excited to experience, it’s worth noting that many young drivers are not fully prepared for the risks and responsibilities they face when getting behind the wheel. We don’t want to frighten you, but motor vehicle crashes …

Learn More

Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

The teenage pregnancy rate in the U.S. is the highest pregnancy rate in the industrialized world. That means more than in Europe and Canada. Teenagers are getting pregnant in the US at an alarming rate. According to the Children’s Defense Fund, as of March 2013, 914 children are born to teenage mothers per day. Every …

Learn More

Volunteerism & Service Learning

Volunteerism & Service Learning

Philanthropy is when a person gives his or her time, talent, or treasure intending to benefit the common good. There are formal and informal acts of philanthropy, which means we can either help others through a nonprofit organization or we can do kind acts of generosity on our own. The types of philanthropic acts can …

Learn More

Youth Development

Youth Development

Youth development can be defined as “a process by which youth develop the personal, social, academic, and citizenship competencies necessary for adolescence and adult life based on their capacities, strengths, and formative needs.” In other words, youth development programs are designed to help youth be empowered and educated, as well as socially and mentally prepared to enter the adult world. These are skills that are gained by being a part of many different environments that encourage growth, interaction, and service.

Learn More

Social Innovators
Academy

Want to take your passion for community service to the next level? Join us for our immersive social entrepreneurship training program!  SIA equips students to be leaders, social innovators, and change makers for the causes for which they are passionate.

Have a question?

Contact Our Team