Charity Aware


Today's youth empowered to create change in their communities.

our goal

Create the next generation of philanthropists by changing the way youth engage with charitable causes.

our story

With the belief that he could create the next generation of philanthropists today, Jonathan Wood, along with help from family and friends, started Charity Aware. Our mission is to help youth discover their charitable identity.

our role

We connect youth with volunteer opportunities at local nonprofits. But, we don’t stop there. We’ve added a twist with Charitories, a game of giving where youth earn points by raising time. Throughout and at the end of the game, they win chances to deliver sponsored dollars to important causes they care about. They have fun, get a verifiable service record and make an impact in their own backyard while playing a game where everyone truly wins. Pretty cool, right?


  • jonathan wood
  • mary wood
    vice chair
  • jessie wood
    director of youth relations
  • amy rodriguez
    director of student development