At the end of the spring semester Colby students in the course Learning by Giving: Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropy granted $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, including Family Violence Project, the Augusta Food Bank, the Maine Women’s Policy Center, and the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, which received $4,500 for its summer camp scholarship program.

“We were so pleased to have these bright students take an interest in nonprofits and philanthropy here at the Maine Children’s Home,” said Sharon Abrams, the home’s executive director. “It’s vital to the future of small Maine nonprofits that young people learn about the grant-writing process and pursue it as a career.”

In the course, taught by Assistant Professor of Sociology Matthew Archibald, students work with local nonprofits, learning the nonprofit grant-writing process and the skills they need to become successful philanthropists. The grant money is provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation and a Colby alumnus.