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.

2nd Annual Lakota's Got Talent - Staff Talent Show!

When: Thursday, February 19th at 6:30 PM

Where: Lakota West Freshman School

Cost is $5. Children 3 years and under admitted free if they are lap-seated.

All proceeds benefit Lakota Local Schools via grants from the Youth in Philanthropy Fund.

Sponsorship advertising opportunities are available. Contact Annette Landesman at 513-682-8063




Grant Opportunities

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. 

Recent Events

YIP Band Showcase - The proceeds from this event, amounting to more than $1500, will be awarded to local non-profits during the YIP 2013 round of grant-making.

YIP Powder Puff Football Game, East vs. West - The first annual Powder Puff game raised nearly $1000 for the YIP Fund!