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…
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.
Workbooks & Resources
- About Your Committee [PDF]: Develop your committee, write your mission statement, and learn about consensus and critical thinking.
- 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.
- Discover YiP – Reports & Admin Grants [PDF]: All the reports you need to submit to have a successful YiP year.
- Overview and Checklist [PDF]: What your committee needs to know and do for your interim report.
- YiP Policy & Guidelines [PDF]: Information on participating in the YiP program for high schools and organizations.
- YiP Conflict of Interest [PDF]: Definition and guidelines for Youth in Philanthropy.
- Timeline & Checklist [PDF]: What your committee needs to do and when for YiP 2020-21.
- Guide to Submitting Grant Recommendations [PDF]: Step-by-step instructions on how to use The Winnipeg Foundation’s online system.
- Administrative Grant [PDF]: Information on how you should (and shouldn’t) use your administrative grant.
- Helpful Links [PDF]: More information about other youth opportunities.
You can use these to let your school know about YiP and recruit members to your committee.
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
The YiP celebration booklets showcase the grants distributed by the high schools and community organizations during the school year.
- Download United by Resilience – 2020/21 [PDF]