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.