The Community Foundation of Teton Valley, in partnership with the Dual Immersion Government class at Teton High School, is accepting grant applications through Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM as part of the 2015 Youth Philanthropy Program. “This program is an excellent opportunity for introducing the concept of philanthropy to the next generation while helping them to better understand the significant and impactful roles that nonprofits play in our own community,” said Carrie Mowrey, Community Foundation Executive Director.
Now in its 4th year, the program provides students with a keen understanding of the granting process as they thoughtfully review grant applications, meet with nonprofit leaders from applying organizations and award $3,000 to local charities. According to a 2014 student philanthropist, “I didn’t realize our community needed so many things. I thought that all the requests were important but we had to narrow it down…” Not only does the program help to develop a deeper understanding of the granting process, but students also get a firsthand look at the many roles that nonprofits play in our community in meeting the needs of their fellow citizens.
The Youth Philanthropy Program is made possible through the generosity of Tin Cup Challengers and other private donors who partner with the Community Foundation of Teton Valley to improve lives through the power of generosity. Says Mowrey, “We are so grateful to our Challengers and private donors for their investment in our youth. They are leaving a legacy of generosity for the next generation and that is truly remarkable to witness.”
Local organizations interested in applying as part of the 2015 Youth Philanthropy Grant Program may visit www.cftetonvalley.org/nonprofits/youth-philanthropy/ for an application and/or more detailed grant information. Completed grant applications with all required and necessary supporting documentation should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 5 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015 to be considered. For further questions or requests, please call 208-354-0230.