Through our Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) Program, established in 2008, we engage students from each public and private high schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County, and Highland County in the practice of community philanthropy, including grant making to local nonprofit organizations working with youth.
YPC members meet with community leaders, local philanthropists, and nonprofit executives. They work together to establish funding priorities relevant to youth, request grant proposals from the nonprofit community working with youth, review the proposals and select the recipients, and determine how best to distribute grants totaling $35,000 ($25,000 to Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro and $10,000 to Highland County). Through YPC, we are working to prepare our next generation of leaders and philanthropists.
Eligible grant recipients include tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in our geographic service area, including fiscal sponsors of individuals and organizations, engaged in charitable activities that address the priorities determined by our two Youth Philanthropy Councils.
For more information about YPC, including how to participate and/or apply for a grant, we encourage you to contact Cristina Casado (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-213-2150).