2016 Youth Philanthropy Grant Recipients & Student Philanthropists.
Photo Courtesy: Erica Rice
The Community Foundation of Teton Valley, in partnership with Teton High School, is now accepting grant applications through Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM as part of the 2017 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 6th 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 moneys to local charities. 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. This year, youth philanthropists will be awarding $5,000 to local nonprofits serving Teton Valley. Says Mowrey, “We are so grateful to our Challengers and private donors for their continuous investment in our youth. These donors 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 2017 Youth Philanthropy Grant Program may CLICK HERE for an application and/or more detailed grant information. Completed grant applications with required supporting documentation should be emailed to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in order to be considered. For further questions or requests, please call 208-354-0230.