Grants & Scholarships

Youth in Philanthropy

YIP is accepting applications for  membership on the Youth in Philanthropy Committee for the 2017-2018 school year. High school students who live and/or attend school in West Chester or Liberty Township are encouraged to apply.

STUDENT APPLICATION - deadline: Friday, May 12th at 5:00 PM

Applicant informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 15th from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) 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.

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 Karen Gibbs, Director of Programs & Marketing, at 513.682.8061 or