The Students’ Philanthropic Foundation (SPF) is a student-led charity with branches around the globe with the aim of improving educational and health outcomes of youths worldwide. SPF is deliberately run by students, for students and by students, for locals.
Our mission at SPF is to support the education and health outcomes of children and youths worldwide through student-led fundraising. The idea of starting a foundation by students, for students was born when a group of high school students in Germany decided they wanted to give back what they viewed as their greatest privilege: access to education. SPF aims to involve as many students as possible in philanthropic work both globally and regionally, channeling the expertise, creativity, and effort of a diverse and motivated group of individuals to ensure every youth has access to health and education. On a regional scale SPF collaborates with locally operating non-profit organizations and creates change through volunteering action by students, for locals. As a trustee foundation, SPF works together with Plan International to actualize this goal on a global scale, supporting educational and vocational projects that bring about tangible and positive change.
Our vision at SPF is to drastically reduce extreme poverty and hardship on both a global and regional scale. We recognize that education is a key determinant of economic prosperity and hope to act as a catalyst for the continuous improvement of quality of life and economic development. Furthermore, we want to develop SPF into a charity that acts as a global point of reference for students wanting to get involved in philanthropic work. At SPF, we want to inspire students to work for a greater good wherever and whenever possible.