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Youth In Philanthropy

Youth in Philanthropy is a valuable way for young people to learn about their community and how they can have an impact as philanthropists.

2021 WES YIP granted $669 to Gateway Resources for their Life Skills program.

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, look for ways to fundraise & volunteer in the community, 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.


                         Resources for Youth in Philanthropy Advisors & Students

2022-23 YiP Handbook: Click on the link for Information about the Youth in Philanthropy program, it’s history, the commitment of the Winkler Community Foundation and other resources.

YiP timeline 2022-23: Time line for planning the year.

3 important deadlines:

YIP_Advisors Contact Form (PDF fillable)

YIP_grant_recommendation_template (please use template to submit grant recommendations)

Income Expense Form_ (PDF Fill-able): Please complete this when submitting fundraising dollars or requesting administration refunds. By submitting an expense form your school is committing to raising funds to be granted back to the community during that school year.

2019 NPC YiP granted a total of $1356 to 4 local charities: Katie Cares, Central Station, Genesis House and Eden Health Care Centre.

2019 GVC YIP granted a total of $1620 to 3 local charities: Central Station Community Centre, Salem Home, and Winkler Family Resource Centre.

How do they grow their funds?

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.

How does YiP benefit the community?

“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.”