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.