Youth Philanthropy Program
Through this program, students at local high schools discuss, debate and deliberate about strategies for 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 nonprofits in our community and who they serve. Nonprofits that youth awarded funding to this year include:
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
Interconnections21 | $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
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.
Applicants may request between $500 and $4,000 in funding. Each high school may award up to $5,000 in grant funding.
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 5:00pm on Friday, December 27, 2019.
- Requests may not exceed $4,000.
- Grant Presentations may be requested by the students.
- Students distribute grant checks at an Awards Party in April.
Youth Philanthropy grants are made possible through the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Endowment and the generosity of individual donors.