[FREDERICKSBURG, VA] Calling all area nonprofits! Apply now for a $10,000 Youth in
Philanthropy grant. Each year, members of The Community Foundation’s Youth in
Philanthropy program award a $10,000 grant to a promising and impactful nonprofit.
Eligible nonprofits should apply if their program that supports youth, involves youth in its
implementation or is led by young people.
Last year, the 39 high school student members of Youth in Philanthropy awarded $10,000
to a local nonprofit, Open Hand of Fredericksburg for their project “Gaining Respect and
Determination (GRAD) Job Program.”
Following proven models, The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region
established its Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program in 2005. This program encourages
student leadership, volunteerism and community giving by engaging young people in
decision-making about the distribution of grant dollars.
YIP is designed by and for our community’s youth. This program provides regional youth
with the decision-making power and funding to address key youth issues in our
community. Each year, YIP teaches 40+ area teenagers the importance of giving and
serving, encourages youth involvement in philanthropy, and provides ways for local
young people to act on issues that are important to them.
Grant applications are due July 10 and are available online at https://www.cfrrr.org/whowe-are/youth-in-philanthropy/
Become a YIP today by completing a YIP Participant Interest Form, found at

Youth in Philanthropy

The Community Foundation accepts YIP member applications year-round from area high
school students. Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 can still join the 2023 session! Rising 8
and 9th graders may also apply to be included in their 10th grade year.