Become a YIP
The Community Foundation is currently accepting YIP applications for 2019 and 2020.
Being a member of YIP is an exciting and empowering opportunity that allows area youth to give away more money than the average community member donates in a given year. Along with this comes the understanding that they have a responsibility to decide which projects will receive funding based upon feasibility, the need in our community and collaboration with other groups.
Youth in Philanthropy has weekly meetings from mid-August through mid-December. Members must commit to making YIP a priority throughout the session. Seniors organize and lead the program each week.
Interested in becoming a future YIP? Space in this program is limited, so slots fill quickly.
We recommend that you apply during your 8th grade year.
Become a YIP!
Ideal candidates have an interest in representing greater Fredericksburg youth and are able to demonstrate:
Commitment by attending weekly meetings
Flexibility by working with a diverse group of youth and adults
Enthusiasm by sharing their excitement, passion, insight, and expertise
If you will be a sophomore, junior, or senior high school student in Fall 2018 and beyond, please complete the Youth in Philanthropy Member Application Form. Members are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
For more information on Youth in Philanthrophy, please contact Ali Thomas.