Youth in Philanthropy
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 6, 2017: This online Grant Application becomes available at www.cfrrr.org.
July 13, 2017: Completed online application with all necessary information is due.
August 15, 2017: Final four candidates will be chosen by senior board and grantees will be notified no later than August 31, 2017.
September 1, 2017: Community Foundation will schedule interviews and site visits with final four applicants.
September 1 – December 1, 2017: Students review grant applications and make site visits with final four candidates.
September 19 – October 26, 2017: Students interview final four applicants.
November 2 – December 14, 2017: YIP members deliberate and make final decision for grantmaking.
December 21, 2017: YIP presents their decision to the Community Foundation’s Board of Governors for final approval.