The Student Support Foundation (SSF) was created in 2003 to inspire and empower the next generation of great American philanthropists.
The youngest generations are constantly creating new perspectives on giving. This generation is challenging the status quo in philanthropy by infusing values that are more inclusive, progressive, and focused on social issues. The goal of SSF is to foster connection and engagement between younger generations and philanthropy organizations while empowering thousands of students from dozens of schools across the country to give back to their own communities.
The model for an SSF Chapter is simple: colleges and high schools admitted to the program are granted $4,000 by the Morgridge Family Foundation to invest directly into their school’s community. The projects and needs those funds are directed toward are decided upon by each Chapter’s students. A sponsor — a professor or teacher from each school — must be associated with each club. Additionally, SSF Chapters are required to fundraise at least $250 each year, and submit an annual report to the Morgridge Family Foundation describing the impact of their chapter.
Interested in starting an SSF Chapter at your school? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The 2021-2022 school year looked different for students around the country. While navigating everything from virtual classes to illness to mental health struggles, SSF members supported their communities and built a strong foundation for future success after years of upheaval.
Read what these remarkable students achieved and learned in the most recent annual report.Read the 2022 Annual Report
Read the 2021 Annual Report Read the 2020 Annual Report