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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Educational Services, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The Mission of Start A Snowball is the pursuit of the following principles: • Service: It is the responsibility of everyone, and if each one of us can help the world around us the world would be a much better place. • Possibility: It is possible for one person to make an enormous difference through a seemingly small effort to help someone. These actions can have long lasting and broad reaching ripples. • Support: Through offering resources and community we can empower youth to make huge impacts. • Growth: As we teach children about serving others we can create a movement that can influence a generation to become a generation of givers.

Results: We have supported the community service passions of kids around the country and given them grants to support their projects. Through these projects kids are learning what it is to give, and the power that they have to change the world. We are helping to build the next generation of givers.

Target demographics: build the next generation of givers

Direct beneficiaries per year: Kids around the country follow their passion to help others with inspiration and funding for their own community service projects

Geographic areas served: the US

Programs: • A website offering: o An online community to inspire, support, and encourage youth to engage in philanthropy o Online service learning curriculum o Ideas of possible projects for youth to undertake o Stories from other youth that have had successful projects o An open repository of education materials to assist educators and parents in teaching students about the impact they could have • An opportunity for individuals and organizations to obtain “seed money” (averaging $100 per grant) funding to start their own projects • A feedback loop to celebrate projects and drive service continuity once the project is complete

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Karen395

Client Served

Rating: 5

I set up a program to collect hygiene kits to be distributed to kids that need them at my school. Thank you so much for helping me get established and on my way to becoming a 501c3

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Start a Snowball is the most meaningful non-profit I have been involved with. It is an honor and pleasure to serve on the Board. Start a Snowball gives seed money grants to children who want to start their own community service project. Theses grants enable the kids to turn an idea and a desire to help into an action plan. Watching these children's ideas snowball is incredibly rewarding. Start a Snowball is living up to their mission of building a generation of givers.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you Start A Snowball for supporting my project Empowering Students Around The World! The grant funds will go to providing STEM education on tablets for underprivileged youth.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

NERDS RULE INC. is a non-profit organization for teens and young adults dealing with suicide, bullying, domestic violence and we created a rehab program. Start A Snowball help with getting a few supplies when needed for our mentoring program. We hope that we can use there assists in the future projects because they came through for us when we needed them.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Start A Snowball helped third grade students at Brookview Elementary School ignite a winter community service projects in which they collected and purchased over 600 new hats and gloves to children in need. Donations were given to the Indianapolis Children's Bureau!

With the grant, our students were able to make a difference in the lives of children! Thanks Start A Snowball!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Start A Snowball is awesome! My son received a grant that helped him create and donate over 100 cards to hospitalized children. It's so wonderful to know that there are people out there to encourage the next generation to do good!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the grant. I'm super excited to help my middle school kids learn how to make blankets, scarves and hats for the homeless in our community, but more importantly to teach them about service to others.

1 Josh27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you to Start a Snowball Inc as they gave me $100 USD to help with my project called '2 Pairs Each'. I am 9 years old and I am from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I have started collecting and distributing 2 pairs socks to every homeless person in Victoria. In just the first month, I have collected and distributed 325 pairs of socks. I am learning so much about homelessness. Thank you so much Start a Snowball, Inc. From Josh Berry

Client Served

Rating: 5

This great organization helped our own get started. We will always be grateful for their generosity. Thank you!

Matthew51

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received one of the first Start a Snowball grants, and I will always be grateful to Start a Snowball for supporting me and my anti-bullying work. Thanks to Start a Snowball, I was able to facilitate programs in middle school classrooms in rural Arizona.

In all of my interactions with Start a Snowball, I have been nothing short of impressed by their dedication to inspiring young people to be the change that they want to see in the world. Start a Snowball is, in my mind, one of the few organizations that truly walks their talk.

Many thanks to Start a Snowball for all that they have done for me, and continue to do for young people across the country.

Sanah J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SO blessed for this amazing organization and how much they believe in others. The funds they provided me with will help me further my non-profit in great ways. I can't wait!