Youth Philanthropy Program

In this grants program, local high school students decide how to leverage philanthropy for maximum community impact. They review applications, discuss and analyze them with peers, make award determinations, and present grant checks to nonprofits at an awards party. Applying for a Youth Philanthropy grant is a great way to introduce your organization to local youth and to increase awareness of the nonprofits that serve our community.

2022 Youth Philanthropy Press Release
$37,500 total awarded to 22 applicants


November 8, 2022 at 12pm – December 29, 2022 at 5pm

Application link will be available here starting November 8.

Questions? Email Community Foundation Program Services

Grant Program Details

Eligibility & Requirements
  • Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, government entity, or other IRS-recognized charitable organization serving Teton County, Wyoming OR be fiscally-sponsored by an entity that meets these requirements.
  • Grant funds must be used exclusively in Teton County, Wyoming.
  • Funds may not be used for debt retirement or religious or political activities.
  • Applicant’s work must not be primarily focused on influencing legislation.
  • Grant funds may not be used for a project or training that has already been completed.
Available Funds

The Youth Philanthropy funding pool ranges from $25,000 to $37,500 each year. Applicants may request up to $3,000. Proposals may be partially funded.


Youth Philanthropy welcomes project-based requests from eligible organizations across all fields of interest. Applicants may request support for new or existing programs, equipment or materials purchases, etc. Youth Philanthropy does not support general operating expenses.

A 5-minute project overview video is the central component of the Youth Philanthropy application. Applicants are also asked to provide a brief written narrative and project budget. 2023 application details are forthcoming.

Questions? Email Community Foundation Program Services


Application period: November 8, 2022 at 12pm – December 29, 2022 at 5pm
Review period: January 16 – March 24, 2023
Response period: March 27 – 31, 2023
Grant checks distributed at Youth Philanthropy Awards Party in mid-April 2023 (date/time/location TBD)


Grant reports are not required for Youth Philanthropy.

Funding Sources

Youth Philanthropy grants are funded by the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Endowment, along with generous individual donors.

Privacy Notice

Information from your proposal may be shared with other potential funders or used in Community Foundation of Jackson Hole marketing materials or in grant writing workshops. The Community Foundation reserves the right to verify any information provided in your proposal. This includes but is not limited to references to data sources, collaborative partners, and financial information.