Youth in Philanthropy (YIP)
Youth in Philanthropy, an initiative of the Community Foundation, is a program designed to introduce local high school students to philanthropy and community development. The program provides hands-on experience that benefits both the participating students and local charities. By their involvement with the Youth In Philanthropy program, students work in the community to raise money, build endowment funds and make grants to non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of youth our community. Engaging youth in philanthropy is an opportunity to prepare young people to be active, lifelong community citizens.
Interested in becoming a member of the YIP Advisory Board? Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year. Deadline is May 21st. There will be an informational meeting at the Foundation office (8366 Princeton-Glendale Rd. Suite A2 West Chester 45069 - Park National Bank building behind Wendy's and Skyline) on May 18th at 7:00 PM.
YIP awards small grants (up to $1,500) to support programs working to improve the lives of youth in the West Chester/Liberty Township area. Grants are reviewed by YIP members and awarded on a quarterly basis.
If you are interested in applying for YIP funding, please contact Annette Landesman at 513-874-5450.
The Youth in Philanthropy Advisory Board is currently seeking members for its 2015-2016 school year.