Youth in Philanthropy (YIP)
Youth in Philanthropy, an initiative of the Community Foundation, 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 Grant Opportunities
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 Melissa Benedict at 513-874-5450.
The YIP Advisory Board is currently seeking new members for the 2013-2014 school year for students who will be in grades 9-12 and live in West Chester/Liberty Township. An informational meeting will be held May 20, 2013 at the Community Foundation office for those interested in applying for a position on the Advisory Board. Additional information and application can be found below. Please call the Community Foundation office with any questions.
Advisory Board application form