The Community Foundation of Teton Valley, in partnership with the Dual Immersion Government class at Teton High School, is now accepting grant applications through Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM as part of the 2016 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 5th 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. According to a 2015 student philanthropist, “There are a lot of groups trying to improve our society, even if just in the smallest ways. There are also a lot of groups in need of help and support. It takes a lot of work and dedication to run these organizations.”
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, thanks to a generous donation from the Donald C. Brace Foundation (Karen Scheid, Trustee), youth philanthropists will be awarding $5,000 to local nonprofits, a $2,000 increase in granting funds. Says Mowrey, “We are so grateful to our Challengers and private donors for their continuous investment in our youth. These donors, along with the Donald C. Brace Foundation, 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 2016 Youth Philanthropy Grant Program can CLICK HERE for an application and/or more detailed grant information. Completed grant applications with all required and necessary supporting documentation should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday, February 26, 2016 to be considered. For further questions or requests, please call 208-354-0230.