Youth Philanthropy Program

Through this program, local high school students 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.

2021 Youth Philanthropy Grantees
Arts & Culture:
Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole Community Radio, Vista 360

Animals, Conservation & Environment: 
Animal Adoption Center, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling

Education & Recreation: Boundless, First in Family Jackson Hole Scholarships, InterConnections 21

Health & Human Services and Civic: Good Samaritan Mission, Immigrant Hope, Native American Jumpstart, Teton Literacy Center 

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 up to $3,500, 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.
  • The Youth Philanthropy application will open in mid-November and close in late December 2021.
  • Requests may not exceed $3,500.
  • Applicants may be requested to present to student reviewers.
  • Grant awards will be announced and distributed in April 2022.
Program Thanks

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