Youth Philanthropy Program

The Youth Philanthropy program provides students at our local high schools with a hands-on learning opportunity in grant making. Applying for a Youth Philanthropy grant represents a wonderful opportunity to introduce your nonprofit to youth in our community, while enhancing their appreciation of Jackson Hole’s diverse needs. Participating students solicit and review grant proposals, meet with applicants, discuss effective strategies for community impact and award grants to local nonprofits.

How to Apply

The application period for the 2107 Youth Philanthropy program is closed. Application submission begins in early December with a deadline for submission in early January. For more information, please contact Pam Sather at (307) 739-1026.

Grant Details


To be eligible for funding, an organization must be a 501(c)(3), governmental entity, or other IRS recognized charitable entity serving Teton County, Wyoming. Grant funds must be used in Teton County, Wyoming.

Available Funds

Applicants may request between $500 and $4,000 in funding. Each high school may award up to $5,000 in grant funding.

Guidelines & Restrictions

The Community Foundation encourages applications from nonprofits of all sizes across all fields of interest. A broad cross-section of strong applications enriches the learning experience for participants and increases their awareness of the nonprofits who serve our community and the importance of the work they do.

  • Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
  • Requests may not exceed $4,000.
  • A site visit or interview may be requested by the students.
  • Grant checks are distributed by the students at an Awards Party in April.
Program Thanks

Youth Philanthropy grants are made possible through the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Endowment and the generosity of individual donors.