Balmoral quote

“[YiP] is an inclusive club that always encourages and welcomes students to embrace themselves and their passions.”
- Ying, Balmoral Hall School

Photo: Balmoral Hall School YiP Committee.

Glenlawn quote

“[This year] we learned that it is not easy to make change without the support of everyone.”
- Yujin, Glenlawn Collegiate

Photo: Glenlawn Collegiate YiP Committee.

Ma Mawi quote

“This year our YiP Journey took us across Winnipeg and we learned so many new things and about so many new places.”

- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata YiPpers


Youth in Philanthropy

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...

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.

How YiP works

In September, schools/organizations form YiP committees. Each committee receives $5,000 from The Winnipeg Foundation to distribute to charities of their choice. As a committee you decide on your areas of focus, goals and criteria. You will research charities that meet your criteria and learn more about what they do by visiting them and interviewing people who work there.

Each committee member helps to decide 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.

Why join YiP

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:

Workbooks & Resources


  • About Your Committee [PDF]: Develop your committee, write your mission statement, and learn about consensus and critical thinking.
  • Discover YiP - Behind the Scenes [PDF]: What your committee needs to do to have a successful YiP year.
  • Site Visits - The Basics [PDF]: Prep and get the most information when your committee visits a charitable organization.
  • All About Grants [PDF]: Everything your committee needs to know to decide on their grant recommendations, including information on setting priorities, researching organizations, and a handy grant making quiz.

Interim Report



You can use these to let your school know about YiP and recruit members to your committee.

Vital Signs

Check out these helpful reports to start your committee’s knowledge gathering on community issues, needs and trends:


This year’s participating schools and organizations.

  • Argyle Alternative High School 
  • Balmoral Hall School
  • Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg
  • Children of the Earth High School
  • Churchill High School
  • Dakota Collegiate
  • Daniel McIntyre Collegiate
  • Elmwood High School
  • Fort Richmond Collegiate
  • Garden City Collegiate
  • Glenlawn Collegiate
  • Gordon Bell High School
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)
  • 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
  • St. James Collegiate
  • St. John’s High School
  • St. John’s-Ravenscourt School
  • St. Paul's High School
  • Tec Voc High School
  • Transcona Collegiate
  • University of Winnipeg Collegiate
  • Vincent Massey Collegiate
  • Westwood Collegiate

Past Grantees

In May, YiP winds up with a celebration for the participants, advisors and grant recipients. The celebration booklets below include information about all the committees and the grants they made during their school year.

Stay up to date on what’s happening!

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How Can We Help?

Aliya Mrochuk

Youth Engagement Coordinator
(toll-free 1.877.974.3631)
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