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

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.