The Elementary School yip program runs similar to the High School program. The main difference is that they do not accept grant applications but rather, with input from each committee member, the YiP group decides which charities will receive grants based on what is relevant to their students. The YiP group decides how much money each will receive, and what type of project or how that money will be spent.
Elementary YiP programs also have chosen not to put their fundraised money into the endowment fund but rather grant out all the raised money as well as the matching amount provided by the Winkler Community Foundation each year.
By the end of June, any funds raised and the unused portion of the $250 administrative grant money are sent to the Winkler Community Foundation. This unused portion of the administrative grant goes directly into the school’s endowment fund to help grow their fund and increase the grant money for the future of the school’s YiP committee. The fundraised money is distributed as grants with the matching Foundation’s funds.