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Youth in Philanthropy

Do you want our city to thrive, your voice to be heard, and to have a say in how to help the charities that work to better our community? Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) is for young people who envision a safe, strong community where everyone from any culture and background can work together. YiP helps everyone in our community and you can be a part of it...

All about YiP

YiP is designed to introduce motivated young people, like you, to philanthropy and local community development. The program will give you hands-on experience working as a team and with local charitable organizations. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.

The program begins every year in September, when schools form YiP committees. Each committee has $5,000 to distribute to charities of its choice. But this isn’t as easy as it sounds. First, you must discuss your areas of focus and determine the goals of your committee. Then you research charities that meet your criteria and learn more about what they do by visiting them and interviewing people who work there.

With input from each committee member, your group decides which charities will receive grants, how much money each will receive, and how it will be spent. You will then submit your grant recommendations to The Winnipeg Foundation's Board for final approval. In May, the program winds up with a celebration for YiP participants, staff advisors and grant recipients.

Through YiP you’ll gain skills that will last a lifetime and learn about some amazing people and organizations doing powerful work to make our community better.

Program highlights:

YiP in Action! Grant: Apply for funds for your community project!

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Miles Macdonell YiPpers selling handwoven bracelets as part of their YiP in Action! grant.

YiP committees can apply for up to $1,000 to help with the costs of a project, designed to further introduce committee members to philanthropy, and benefit registered charitable organizations within Winnipeg. The project will give students hands-on experience working as a team and with local charitable organizations. Group volunteering activities, arts/culture/recreation events, and fundraising projects will be considered.

YiP committee members are responsible for:

  • identifying areas of interest and need in the community
  • designing a feasible project and budget
  • implementing the project and encouraging student involvement
  • submitting a final report

A panel of YiP alumni will review applications to determine if your project will receive funding. If your proposal is approved, the funds will be forwarded to the staff advisor at your school. Once your project is complete, you will be required to submit a final report, including a detailed list of how the funds were used and copies of receipts.

Getting started

  1. Think of a project that could:
    • help your committee members work as a team
    • help your committee learn more about community through hands-on experiences
    • benefit the Winnipeg community through a registered charitable organization
  2. Get your staff advisor’s support
  3. If your project requires any involvement from a community organization, make sure that your committee contacts them before submitting your application
  4. Apply for funding from a YiP in Action! grant

Apply for funding

The application process is now closed. Check back in the fall for next year's application!

  1. Review the project guidelines
  2. Fill out the funding application
  3. Submit your completed application in Word document form to Tolu
  4. For more information, including a project timeline, download the workbook from the resources tab

Resources & Downloads: Everything you need to run an effective committee

Committees: This year’s participating schools and organizations

Fort Richmond Collegiate YiPpers at the Year End Celebration
  • Argyle Alternative High School 
  • Balmoral Hall School
  • Children of the Earth High School
  • Churchill High School
  • Dakota Collegiate
  • Daniel McIntyre Collegiate
  • Fort Richmond Collegiate
  • Garden City Collegiate
  • Glenlawn Collegiate
  • John Taylor Collegiate
  • Kelvin High School
  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Mennonite Brethren Collegiate
  • Miles Macdonell Collegiate
  • Murdoch MacKay Collegiate
  • Oak Park High School
  • R.B. Russell Vocational High School
  • Shaftesbury High School
  • St. James Collegiate
  • St. John’s High School
  • St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
  • St. Mary’s Academy
  • St. Paul's High School
  • Tec Voc High School
  • Transcona Collegiate
  • University of Winnipeg Collegiate
  • Vincent Massey Collegiate
  • Westwood Collegiate

Past Grantees: Check out which organizations committees have granted to in the past

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Tolu Ilelaboye

Tolu Ilelaboye

Youth Engagement Coordinator
204-944-9474
(toll free 1-877-974-3631)
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