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Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather and give thanks – it’s also the perfect opportunity to give back. This year, Fidelity Charitable is inspiring families across the country to start a new annual tradition of putting the giving in Thanksgiving. The below resources can help spark new ideas for traditions that will enable your family to give with greater joy and impact.
Our research shows that those who grew up with strong giving traditions are more likely to:
Give more to charity
Describe themselves as a very happy person
Consider their core family as being very close
Share your family’s giving tradition with us and be entered to win $1,000 for a nonprofit of your choice.
When deciding how to involve family members in your giving strategy, you will need to consider their ages, levels of independence, strengths, and interests.Learn more about engaging a family in philanthropy
Learn why cultivating a passion for charitable giving in your children and grandchildren can bring your family closer and lay the groundwork for an enduring philanthropic legacy.Learn more about growing the family tree
Giving together can unite your family across years, geographic locations, and life circumstances.Learn more about family giving
Donor-Advised Funds and Private Family Foundations are two ways to help make giving a family effort.Learn more about making giving a family effort