WHAT IS THE
Your Youth Philanthropy Council is a group of young, next-generation leaders representing all four White County high schools, who believe that philanthropy has the power to positively transform our community.
YPC Members LEAD.
YPC Members VOLUNTEER.
Together, YPC members EMPOWER AND SUPPORT
White County through grant-making.
The Community Foundation of White County’s Youth Philanthropy Council is a youth organization focused on cultivating PHILANTHROPIC ENGAGEMENT and LEADERSHIP. Being a member of CFWC’s YPC is a distinguished opportunity to contribute to the community and build leadership skills. The YPC learns about grantmaking, builds their own grantmaking processes, markets their grant opportunity in their school communities, and reviews and makes recommendations for grants to CFWC's Governing Council. In addition to diving deep into the grantmaking process, YPC Members are required to complete 10 hours of community service each semester, continuing our mission of strengthening and transforming White County.
Representing all four White County schools, 26 students joined the inaugural YPC to work with peers from across the county to build leadership skills, learn about philanthropy, and identify and support projects that make a difference in their school communities.
The YPC began in January 2023 and is generously funded fully for its first two years through a regional cultivation grant from WABASH HEARTLAND INNOVATION NETWORK to empower the next generation of philanthropists and leaders. As the program develops, students will learn to raise funds to sustain this important work in the community.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
WHO ARE YOUR
YOUTH PHILANTHROPY COUNCIL
The next YPC Grant cycle will open in the fall 2023. Stay tuned.
YPC grants are currently designed to support the school communities of the YPC Members: Twin Lakes School Corporation, Frontier School Corporation, North White School Corporation, and Tri-County School Corporation. Teachers, youth organizations, and administrators may apply for funding under the coordinating school corporation or an independent 501(c)3. To see a list of previously funded grants, see our Grants Awarded page.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson