The Youth Philanthropy Initiative
Launched in November 2008, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative’s goals are to teach youth to meet community challenges by making grants to projects that address concerns of youth and to instill in them an ethic of volunteering and giving so they become philanthropists. The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Committee (IYGC) was formed in February 2012 to review proposals and recommend grants for funding in the Idyllwild community. Members of the IYGC are middle school students from Idyllwild School.
The Youth Grantmakers Fund
The Youth Grantmakers Fund is a special fund allocation for projects, programs and/or activities that address issues facing youth such as alcohol use and drug use, teen pregnancy, youth recreation, homelessness, and hunger. The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Fund is generously supported by funds from the Idyllwild Community Fund, with matching funds from The Community Foundation. Proposals are currently being accepted through a competitive grant process.
Nonprofit, public benefit corporations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation. Educational institutions are eligible to apply.
Nonprofit agencies that serve the Idyllwild Community.
Agencies that operate so that they do not discriminate in the hiring of staff or in providing services on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability
Programs and/or activities that:
Involve youth in the development and implementation of the project
Increase community involvement and volunteerism amongst youth
Promote values of personal responsibility and self-sufficiency in youth
Provide an avenue for internal exploration and personal empowerment in youth
Support early intervention and prevention of social problems
Program Interest Areas
Arts, culture, dance, drama, music, writing
Programs led by youth instead of adults
“Real life” learning experiences
Mentoring or tutorial programs
Outdoor experiences, camps, etc.