Youth Engaged in Philanthropy

YOUTH ENGAGED IN PHILANTHROPY (YEP) is a Starved Rock Country Community Foundation initiative.

Students in the YEP program will participate in monthly meetings, leadership activities, and volunteer outreach to understand the need for philanthropy. They will learn to analyze grant applications and identify the potential impact a grant could have on other youth throughout our area. SRCCF will provide grants to support projects and programs recommended by the YEP program.

The first YEP Group was formed in September, 2016 with 17 youth, ages 10-12,  from LaSalle County. The group meets on the first Sunday afternoon of every month at Jeremiah Joe Coffee, Lower Level, in Ottawa, to discuss the reason for non-profit organizations, how they are structured, managed and funded. YEP members will make recommendations for grants to be awarded by the YEP program that address community need and causes.

 We appreciate your support by encouraging your child to become a young philanthropist and contribute to this worthwhile program.

If interested in the YEP program, contact us.

Your unrestricted donation to the Leadership Fund for Now is just that, a gift for NOW. It enables us to operate, provides funds for immediate distribution to area agencies and charitable initiatives and helps us build the core administrative fund. The Leadership Fund for Now is made up of unrestricted donations, earnings on investments, and administrative fees. This is where we need your donation the most.
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