Youth Philanthropy Program

Through this program, students at local high schools discuss, debate and decide how to leverage philanthropy for maximum community impact. They meet with applicant organizations and award grants to nonprofits at an annual awards party. Applying for a Youth Philanthropy grant is a great way to introduce your organization to local youth and to help young people understand the role of nonprofits in our community.

Spring 2020 Youth Philanthropy grants:

Art Association | $2,600
Boundless | $1,200
Center for the Arts | $850
Climb Wyoming | $2,000
Good Samaritan Mission | $2,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation | $1,350
Interconnections 21 | $500
Jackson Hole Public Art | $500
Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club | $1,350
Native American Jump Start | $500
PAWS | $2,950
Riot Act | $850
Senior Center of Jackson Hole | $1,000
Snake River Fund | $500
St. John’s Hospital Foundation | $850
Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation | $500
Teton Literacy Center | $500

Grant Details

Youth Philanthropy grants are being accepted November 18 – December 29, 2020.
Click here for Youth Philanthropy Application Guidelines
Click here for Youth Philanthropy Application


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

Available Funds

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


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.

Please review Youth Philanthropy Application Guidelines prior to applying.

  • A 5-minute project video is required.
  • Applications are due by 5:00pm MST on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
  • Requests may not exceed $4,000.
  • Applicants may be requested to present to student reviewers.
  • Grant awards will be announced and distributed in April 2021.
Program Thanks

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