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Apply for a YIP Grant

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.

YIP Grant Timeline

For more information or assistance in completing the grant application please contact us:

Ali Thomas
Ph: (540) 373-9292 ext 124
Fax: (540) 373-3050

Casey Hu
Ph: (540) 373-9292 ext 123
Fax: (540) 373-3050

June 6, 2019: This online Grant Application becomes available at

July 19, 2019: Completed online application with all necessary information is due.

August 16, 2019: Final four candidates will be chosen by senior board and grantees will be notified no later than August 30, 2019, 5pm.

September 2, 2019: Community Foundation will schedule interviews and site visits with final four applicants.

September 2 – December 2, 2019: Students review grant applications and make site visits with final four candidates.

September – October 2019: Students interview final four applicants.

November 2019: YIP members deliberate and make final decision for grantmaking.

December 12, 2019: YIP presents their decision to the Community Foundation’s Board of Governors for final approval.

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