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Are you passionate about giving back?

Connect your passion and desire to improve your corner of the world by becoming a Project Leader in the Young Living Foundation’s Passion in You matching program. This program gives our Young Living brand partners and employees around the world the opportunity to raise awareness and funding for causes you care deeply about. The Foundation will match fundraising efforts dollar for dollar up to $10,000 USD to bring the much-needed support to communities you care about.

It starts with you.

The Passion in You program supports global and local organizations you are passionate about that align with the Young Living Foundation’s mission and three focus areas, which are Championing Education, Developing Enterprise, and Ending Exploitation. Click here to learn more about our three focus pillars.

Getting started is simple.

Step 1

Collaborate

Connect with a charitable organization you care about and identify a current project they need funded.

Step 2

Apply

Fill out and submit an application for review to become a Passion in You Project Leader.

Step 3

Fundraise

Create a fundraiser on the Passion in You platform to have your donations matched!

Current  Passion Projects

Employing youth with disabilities
View Fundraiser

This project will provide vocational job training to youth with cognitive & developmental disabilities.
Surprise, Arizona, USA

Land for a Mitchell
Area Safehouse
View Fundraiser

Safehouses do amazing work to help women & children recover from domestic violence.
Mitchell, South Dakota, USA

Residence for Survivors
of Human Trafficking
View Fundraiser

This long-term residence for victims of human trafficking will provide over 20% of the nation's beds.
Keller, Texas, USA


FAQs

About the Program

  • What is the Passion in You program?

    The Passion in You program gives Young Living brand partners and employees the opportunity to lead a fundraiser for a cause they care about with the Young Living Foundation matching the funds raised dollar for for dollar up to $10,000 USD. 

  • What do I need to consider in choosing a charitable organization to support?

    When selecting a charitable organization to support, ensure the following criteria are followed:  

    • Organization must include programming that is aligned with the Young Living Foundation’s mission and three focus pillarsChampion Education, Develop Enterprise, and End Exploitation.
    • Organization must be a registered nonprofit or NGO. Please note that official documentation of charitable status must be provided during the application process. 
    • Organizations that have a religious affiliation may qualify; however, Passion in You projects cannot include funding for inherently religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytizing. 
    • Organizations must not have a political affiliation.  
    • Organization can only receive funding from the Passion in You matching program once every two years. 
    • Organization must have a web presence. 
    • Organization must be established for at least one year. 
  • What does “matching” mean?

    The Young Living Foundation will match what Project Leaders fundraise by donating the same amount to the selected organization up to $10,000 USD. If a Passion in You project requires $1,000 USD in funding, Project Leaders will fundraise $500 USD and the Young Living Foundation will match that dollar for dollar with another $500 USD.

  • How do I select a charitable organization to support?

    Here are some tips to find a charitable organization to support:

    • Do a web search to see if there are any local organizations that support your passion that are also aligned with the Young Living Foundation’s mission and three focus areas.
    • Use Charity Navigator or Guidestar to check the reputation of charitable organizations in your area. These websites also have a directory of reputable international and U.S.-based charitable organizations.
    • If you are U.S.-based, do a simple web search for nonprofit registration in the state you live.
  • What do I need to consider in selecting a Passion Project to fundraise for?

    As a potential Passion Project Leader, you will want to contact your chosen organization and inquire about their current funding needs. You will then together decide on a specific “Passion Project” that aligns with these needs that you can fundraise for.  

    You’ll want to consider the following criteria when selecting your Passion Project: 

    • Must align with the Young Living Foundation's mission and three focus pillars 
    • The funding received cannot be used for overhead or administrative expenses
    • Must be an immediate, current year need of the organization
    • Must be implemented within three months of receipt of funds
    • Cannot include funding for inherently religious activities such as religious worship, instruction, or proselytizing
  • How are fundraising donations collected and processed?

    All donations to Passion in You fundraisers are processed in U.S. dollars (USD). We currently do not process donations in other currencies or accept payment via PayPal. While we do not charge additional conversion fees, we advise donors to contact their card providers to determine whether or not they will be subject to conversion fees through their bank or card company. When a donor submits a donation through a Passion in You fundraiser page, they will receive a confirmation email from the Young Living Foundation. This receipt should be kept for their records as confirmation of their donation. Because we are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States, donations are tax deductible for U.S. citizens. Donors outside of the U.S. are encouraged to consult with a tax professional to discuss if (or how) tax deductibility will apply to their donation.  

Application Process

  • What happens after I complete my application?

    Once an application is completed and submitted, it will be reviewed and evaluated by the Passion in You evaluation team, and you, the Project Leader, will be notified whether or not it is approved. If it is approved, you, the Project Leader, will be provided with a fundraising toolkit, which includes everything needed to make for a successful fundraiser!

  • How long does it take to know if my application has been approved?

    Applications are due each month by the 5th, and you, the Project Leader applicant, will be notified of approval or denial by the 15th of the month. Applications received after the 5th of the month will be notified the following month by the 15th.

  • What is needed before filling out an application?

    Young Living brand partners or employees will need the following information for their selected charity: a point of contact at the organization, their title and phone number, the organization address and website, social media handles, and official registration documentation. For brand partners wanting more than $5,000 USD matched by the Young Living Foundation, you will also need to provide the name and ID number for a Project Partner that is Platinum level or above.

  • What kinds of projects are not eligible for the Passion in You Program?

    • Projects that are not aligned with the Foundation’s mission and three core focus areas pillars 
    • Projects that include overhead or administrative costs/salaries
    • Projects of organizations that are politically affiliated
    • Projects that include religious purposes
    • Projects connected to government agencies/entities
    • Projects that include research studies
    • Projects supporting a fundraising event
    • Projects that are solely for advertising or promotion
    • Parties, celebrations, parades, festivals, or raffles
    • Projects that include teams, groups, or individuals seeking assistance for travel

    The Young Living Foundation reserves the sole and absolute discretion to determine recipients of its charitable contributions. The Young Living Foundation may exclude or include projects/organizations and/or provide contributions as the Young Living Foundation determines appropriate.

  • If my application is denied, can I apply again?

    Yes, you can apply again. All applications must meet our program criteria in order for them to be considered, and even then, some applications may still be denied. The Young Living Foundation receives an overwhelming number of applications each month, and wish there was an infinite number of resources to fund all of the projects our members are passionate about.

Other

  • What is a Passion in You Project Leader, and what is their role?

    Once an application is approved, you become a Passion in You Project Leader. As the Project Leader, you will be responsible for collaborating with the selected charitable organization, identifying a project to fundraise for, creating and promoting a fundraiser, and sharing personal stories and photos from the project.  

  • What is a Passion in You Project Partner, and what is their role?

    For projects led by Young Living brand partners that require over $10,000 USD of total funding, you, the Project Leader, will need to find a Platinum or above Project Partner to support throughout the journey. The role of the Project Partner is to help promote the fundraiser and build awareness around the cause. There is no financial obligation for Project Partners.   

  • How often can I be approved to be a Project Leader for the Passion in You program?

    Young Living brand partners and employees can only be Project Leaders once every two years.

  • How often can charitable organizations be selected by Project Leaders for the Passion in You program?

    Organizations can only receive Passion in You funding once every two years from any Project Leader.

    If you have any additional questions after reviewing these FAQ’s, please contact us at passioninyou@younglivingfoundation.org.

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