Youth in Philanthropy
**Currently any charitable contribution made in support of Youth in Philanthropy grantmaking qualifies for a 1:1 matching gift through the Davis Initiative sponsored by Sandy and Bruce Davis. Simply click DONATE NOW to make a qualifying donation.**
Youth in Philanthropy, also known as YIP, teaches youth the importance of giving and serving; encourages youth involvement in philanthropy; and provides ways for local young people to take action on issues that are important to them. The program consists of 40 tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders from the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline and the City of Fredericksburg. Each grant cycle challenges these young people to practice leadership, solve problems, study proposals, managing budgets, working together and presenting views to an audience of peers and adults.
Click here to learn more about the YIP program.
Click here to learn about becoming a YIP youth member.
Click here for a retrospective of YIP grants awarded.
YIP Grant Cycle Timeline
For more information or assistance in completing the grant application please contact us:
Teri McNally Casey Hu
Ph: (540) 373-9292 ext 120 Ph: (540) 373-9292 ext 123
Fax: (540) 373-3050 Fax: (540) 373-3050
June 1, 2016: The online Grant Application will be available on The Community Foundation website or click the Apply Now link below.
July 15, 2016: Completed applications due. All applications complete and submitted no later than 5:00 PM July 31st.
August 31, 2016: Six finalists will be chosen by senior board and grantees will be notified no later than August 30, 2014.
September 1– October 14, 2016: Students review grant applications.
October 15– November 18, 2016: Interviews will take place every week on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. There will be two interview meetings each Thursday. Please prepare a small presentation (no longer than 20 minutes) and be prepared to answer questions about your organization and program.
November 19 – December 9, 2016: YIP members deliberate and make final decisions for grantmaking.
Thursday, December 15, 2016: YIP presents their decisions to the Community Foundation’s Board of Governors for final approval.
Monday, December 19, 2016: Applicants will be notified.