youth in philanthropy
Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) teaches area teenagers 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 sophomore, junior, and senior high school students from the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline, and the City of Fredericksburg. Each grant cycle challenges these young people to demonstrate leadership, solve problems, study proposals, manage budgets, work together and present their views to an audience of peers and adults. Become a YIP!
Over the years our YIP participants have shown themselves capable of tackling and funding issues such as teen pregnancy, homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault and other major social concerns. We are proud of each YIP member class and over 10 years of YIP Grant History. It is a learning experience for the youth - both as a value to the community for each grant awarded and the realization that a limited amount of funding creates a higher expectation for each applicant.