Youth in Philanthropy is a valuable way for young people to learn about their community and how they can have an impact as philanthropists.
YiP is a program designed to introduce local High School and Junior High students to philanthropy and community development. The program provides hands-on experience that benefits both participating students and local charities.
Youth Advisory Committees at each participating school discuss their values and goals for the year, research potential charities and decide how to allocate their grant funds to charities of their choice. They present written recommendations to the Board of The Winkler Community Foundation for final approval.
Youth in Philanthropy committees have contributed to their endowment funds by holding fundraisers. Some examples are:
Businesses and individuals can also choose to donate to a Youth in Philanthropy group and receive a taxable donation receipt. Please contact the Winkler Community Foundation for further information.
“We hope that your experience with Youth in Philanthropy will inspire you throughout your life.”
“YiP gives you the chance to make a real difference in the world around you.”