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
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.
Each local high school may award up to $5,000 in grant funding. Applicants may request up to $3,000, 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 high school participants and increases their awareness of the nonprofits who serve our community.
Please review Youth Philanthropy Guidelines & Requirements prior to applying.
- A 5-minute project video is required.
- Requests may range from $500 to $3,000.
- Applicants may be invited to present to student reviewers.
- Application period: November 16 – December 30, 2021
- Grants will be announced and distributed in April 2022.
- Youth Philanthropy contact: Annie Riddell
Youth Philanthropy grants are made possible through the Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Endowment and the generosity of individual donors.