Join Youth In Philanthropy for the 2019-2020 School Year

April 29, 2019

The Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy Board is seeking new members for the 2019-2020 school year. Eligible candidates must be a resident of West Chester or Liberty Township and entering grades 9-12 in fall 2019.

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is a program designed to introduce local high school students to philanthropy and community development. The program provides hands-on experience that benefits both the participating students and local charities. Students work in the community to raise money, build endowment funds, and make grants to non-profit organizations improving the lives of youth in our community. Engaging youth in philanthropy is an opportunity to prepare young people to be active, lifelong community citizens.

YIP awards small grants (up to $3,000) to support programs working to improve the lives of youth in the West Chester/Liberty Township area. Grants are reviewed by YIP members and awarded in late spring, at the end of each school year.