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:

Boundless | $1,500
Children’s Learning Center | $500
Climb Wyoming | $2,000
Community Safety Network | $500
Friends of Pathways | $1,000
Good Samaritan Mission | $3,000
Habitat for Humanity | $500
Jackson Hole Children’s Museum | $500
Jackson Hole Public Art | $1,000
Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling | $1,500
National Museum of Wildlife Art | $1,000
Pura Vida | $1,500
Slow Food in the Tetons | $1,000
St. John’s Hospital Foundation | $500
Teton Youth & Family Services | $1,500
Wyoming Stargazing | $1,500
Wyoming Wildlife Advocates | $1,000

Grant Details

Youth Philanthropy grants are being accepted November 18 – December 27, 2019. Guidelines on the grant application process can be found here. The application can be found  here.


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.


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.
Program Thanks

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