The application period for the Community Foundation of Teton Valley’s Youth Philanthropy Program, in partnership with Dual Enrollment Government classes at Teton High School, is just around the corner. Nonprofit applicants can help graduating seniors understand the value of philanthropy and provide impact in the community.
Application Period: Opens at 9 AM on Monday, September 25, 2023.
Deadline: Submit applications by 5 PM on Friday, October 13, 2023.
Now in its 13th year, the Youth Philanthropy Program provides an excellent opportunity to introduce the concept of philanthropy to the next generation. This program exposes seniors to the crucial and impactful roles nonprofits play in Teton Valley while helping them understand the granting process. Students review grant applications, interview select nonprofit leaders from applying organizations, and ultimately award grant funds to local charities.
In addition to the concept of philanthropy, this program provides a firsthand look at the multifaceted roles local nonprofits fulfill and how they meet the needs of fellow citizens. According to one of last year’s Youth Philanthropists, “I learned that there are many organizations that help make our community great, also, that many of them are in need. Although we could not fund all the proposed projects, there are many different ways to help local organizations. Philanthropy does not just mean to give money, it is to volunteer your time, effort, and skills to the community. I am pleased to know that our community cares enough to support nonprofits to build a healthy environment.”
The Youth Philanthropy Program is made possible through the generosity of Tin Cup Challengers and private donors who partner with the Community Foundation of Teton Valley to elevate lives through the power of generosity. The Challenger Fund provides $5,000 to be awarded to nonprofits, and the program has received an additional donation from Richard Grundler, who deeply believes in this program. In total, Youth Philanthropists will be awarding $7,000 to local nonprofits serving Teton Valley.