Youth Philanthropy Program

This program provides students at local high schools direct experience with grantmaking. Students 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, to help them understand our community’s nonprofits and who they serve.

Grant Details

The next deadline for Youth Philanthropy grants will be in the early winter of 2019.


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, November 30, 2018.
  • Requests may not exceed $4,000.
  • Grant Presentations may be requested by the students.
  • Grant checks are distributed by the students 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.