YOUTHadelphia to Fund $50,000 in Peer-Driven Areas of Need - Generocity Philly


Feb. 16, 2015 1:02 pm

YOUTHadelphia to Fund $50,000 in Peer-Driven Areas of Need

Ten youth-serving organizations will receive $5,000 grants in June.

The Philadelphia Foundation‘s YOUTHadelphia committee, comprised of 22 diverse, high school-aged philanthropists, is hosting an open house for its spring grantmaking on Thursday, February 26.

Organizations that serve Philadelphia youth in YOUTHadelphia’s current priority areas — college prep,  LGBT support, young women’s empowerment, and sexual health — are encouraged to participate.

Attendees will also be the first to receive the spring grant application before it is available to the general public.

To select their grantmaking priorities, the YOUTHadelphia committee reached out to peers in their respective schools and communities to determine the areas of greatest need, according to Libby O’Donnell, who manages the YOUTHadelphia program for The Philadelphia Foundation.

Organizations that attend the open house, she said, “will hear from the YOUTHadelphia members about the priorities, how they arrived at those priorities, and what the they are looking for in an application.”

YOUTHadelphia is the youth advisory committee of The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children and is designed to give local teens the opportunity to build leadership skills through philanthropy and civic engagement. Two cohorts, in the fall and spring, award up to $100,000 annually.

Spring YOUTHadelphia applications are due at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30; finalists are expected to host a site visit. View the eligibility criteria here.


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