Youth In Philanthropy
2019 GVC YIP granted a total of $1620 to 3 local charities: Central Station Community Centre, Salem Home, and Winkler Family Resource Centre.
2019 NPC YiP granted a total of $1356 to 4 local charities: Katie Cares, Central Station, Genesis House and Eden Health Care Centre.
Youth in Philanthropy is a valuable way for young people to learn about their community and how they can have an impact as philanthropists.
What is Youth in Philanthropy (YiP)?
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.
How does YiP work?
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.
Winkler Elementary YiP students donated to Eden Foundation for a mental health program and Salem Home for their dining room project.
How do they grow their funds?
Youth in Philanthropy committees have contributed to their endowment funds by holding fundraisers. Some examples are:
- Bake sale
- Ice cream/Freezie sale
- Movie Night
- Raffle or silent Auction
- Student Art sale
- School-wide garage sale
- Host a sports tournament with teams paying to play
- Christmas gift wrapping
- Parking spot sales
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.
How does YiP benefit the community?
- Young people learn about philanthropy and giving back to the community, which will carry on into
Parkland YiP Students chose to donate their grant dollars to the Boundary Trails Foundation for the purpose of a rehabilitation bicycle and other resources.
- Youth learn about charities in our community and what they do.
- Youth volunteer in the community in various ways.
- Charitable organizations receives small grants for projects that are important to students
“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.”