Youth in Philanthropy Program (YIP)

Grantround Open Now through March 10, 2017 – Apply Now!

Grant requests up to $5,000 are being accepted now on behalf of the Youth in Philanthropy program. All applications must be completed online and submitted through the Foundation's online grant website. A grant application, created by the students, is available for each participating school. Only nonprofit 501(c)3 and government organizations are eligible to apply. Read press release.

To Apply

Please read the information below on each school’s target area(s) for grantmaking. To begin the application process, click on “Receive” at the top of this webpage, then click “Grant Login”. If this is your organization’s first time applying for a grant through the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, you will need to create an account. Once logged in to the grant website, click on “apply” in the upper left-hand corner to view applications available for each school. Please note, if you wish to apply to more than one school, a separate application will need to be completed for each.

If you have questions about this grantround, please contact Christine Pangelinan, [email protected] or 570-752-3930 ext. 2.


Benton Youth in Philanthropy

After conducting a needs assessment at the school, the Benton Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) Students seek to improve their schools and community by funding programs that help youths and build positive character while promoting the values of volunteerism and philanthropy. Any organization that works to serve the youth of our community is encouraged to apply. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because Youth in Philanthropy is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area.






Berwick Youth in Philanthropy

The Berwick Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) Students wish to create a positive impact within their community and seek to improve the community by funding programs that help improve the lives of youth. The Berwick YIP group is committed to addressing and improving problems in youth by funding programs directed toward our community. Your agency is encouraged to apply if your programs are committed to improving issues with drug use, academic stress and in-school violence and bullying. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because this program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area.




Central Columbia Youth in Philanthropy

The Central Columbia Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) Students seek to improve the community by funding programs that help those in need gain advantages and build character. The Central Columbia YIP group is committed to addressing problems in our community by funding programs that focus on poverty in children and adults, disabilities, teen pregnancy, etc. $5,000 in grants are available. Central’s Youth in Philanthropy program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF) and the Central Columbia Educational Foundation. All grant requests must provide for nonprofits servicing the Central Columbia School District service area.







Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical Youth in Philanthropy

The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) students seek to improve the community by awarding grants to programs that help youth gain advantages and build character while teaching philanthropy. Your agency is encouraged to apply if your programs are committed to addressing and improving youth issues including stress and college/career planning, lack of ambition, drug and alcohol use, and bullying as well as cyber bullying. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because the Youth in Philanthropy program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area.



Danville Youth in Philanthropy

The Danville Youth in Philanthropy group seeks to improve our community by granting money to people and programs aiming to help our youth. We are specifically trying to help youth activities and problems including, but not limited to, low self-esteem, school safety, outdoor activities, arts and music, academic issues, career readiness and pressure to succeed. If your agency supports any of these important issues you are encouraged to apply. Each YIP school group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YIP group that you would like to apply. Because the YIP program is funded by the Danville Area Community Foundation, all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the Danville Area Community Foundation service area.





Northwest Youth in Philanthropy

The Northwest Area Youth in Philanthropy group seeks to improve our community by granting money to people and programs aiming to help our youth. We are specifically trying to overcome youth problems including, but not limited to, bullying, low self-esteem, suicide, and transportation issues. If your agency supports any of these important issues you are encouraged to apply. Each YiP group has $5,000 to distribute. Please submit separate applications for each YiP group that you would like to apply. Because the YiP program is funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF), all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the BHWF service area. If awarded grant funds, your organization will be required to submit a grant report explaining how the grant funding was used.




Warrior Run Youth in Philanthropy

The Warrior Run High School chapter of Youth in Philanthropy is a group of student leaders that seeks to improve our community by promoting the art of giving, by partnering with local service organizations, and by granting money to people and programs that aim to help our community’s youth. After conducting a survey of needs in our community and analyzing the results, we are specifically trying to address needs among youth that were identified by students in the Warrior Run High School. Some of the top issues identified were stress, peer pressure, issues with body image, and issues with fitting in. If your group or organization supports youth in our community and/or addresses any of these important issues, you are encouraged to apply. Each Youth in Philanthropy chapter has $5,000 to distribute. Because the Youth in Philanthropy program is funded by the Warrior Run Education Foundation, all grant requests must support services provided to youth residing in the Warrior Run School District service area. Thank you for all you do to support the Warrior Run community. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Engaging young people in philanthropic “giving” is the purpose of the Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program. 

YIP provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about philanthropy and participate in the grant making process.  Students from school districts across the region form teams that research school based and community needs and strengths.  Through surveys, interviews and consensus, each team develops criteria to prioritize their grant investments.

Students gain experience in teamwork, community needs, running meetings, building consensus, nonprofit finance and other topics.  The program culminates with year-end celebration where each team of students presents their $5,000 in grant investments to their school and community.

Specific Projects

  1. Review needs assessments of school and community needs.
  2. Create a grant application and make available for groups and organizations to complete.
  3. Provide/present philanthropic activities to elementary students.
  4. Review grant applications, determine grant distribution and present to Foundation Board.
  5. Present the awards (share with community; publicize grants).
  6. Learn about volunteerism and research local volunteer opportunities.
  7. Take part in a group volunteer project.

Program Funding

This program is funded by the Berwick Health & Wellness Fund, the Central Columbia Educational Foundation, Danville Area Community Foundation and individual donor contributions, and the Warrior Run Education Foundation and individual donor contributions.

 

2016 Youth in Philanthropy Grant Awards

An end of year YIP grant ceremony was held Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Foundation office in Berwick. Thirty-eight grants totaling $35,000 were awarded. Student representatives from each YIP group presented grant awards to a representative from each grantee organization. These grants were funded by the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund, the Central Columbia Educational Foundation, Danville Area Community Foundation, Warrior Run Education Foundation and individual donor contributions. Grant awards listed below by school:YIP logo

Benton Area School District
Benton Area School District, Student of the Month Program, $250 Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center, Technology Enhancement Program for Youth Use in Library, $500 AGAPE Love From Above To Our Community, KidsCare - "Save Money Go Green" Cloth Diaper Program, $750 Your Loving Choices, Materials required for start-up Satellite Office in Benton, PA, $1,500 Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc., Kids Kash at Camp Victory, $2,000

Berwick Area School District
Students Overcome and Achieve through Running, Uniform S.O.A.R., $500 Columbia-Montour Council, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Lavigne - Projection equipment, $500 For The Cause, Berwick Giving Center's Youth Action Board (YAB), $1,000 Beyond Violence Inc., Teen Counseling, $1,000 Columbia County Family Centers, Big Buddy Program, $2,000

Central Columbia School District
AGAPE Love From Above To Our Community, KidsCare - "Save Money Go Green" Cloth Diaper Program, $500 Central Columbia School District, SAP - School Nurse, $540 Children's Dyslexia Center of Susquehanna Valley - Bloomsburg, Utilizing iPads for Dyslexic Remediation, $600 Orangeville Public Library, Summer Reading Program 2016, $800 Central Columbia School District, Wellness and Athletic Facility, $1,000 Columbia-Montour Council, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Lavigne – Facilities Support, $1,560

Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech
Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered, Inc., DREAM Young Parents, $500 The Children's Museum, Inc., Little Free Library for Area Youth, $650 Columbia-Montour Council, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Lavigne - STEM/Multi-media development support, $1,250 Columbia-Montour Area Vo-Tech, Angel Blessings, $2,600

Danville Area School District
Geisinger Clinic, Nurse-Family Partnership, Puzzles for Kids, $250 North Branch Young Life, Young Life Program Fund, $750 Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc., Kids Kash at Camp Victory, $1,000 Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County, We Care Kits, $1,000 Danville Child Development Center, Engaging Opportunities for School Age Children, $1,000 Columbia-Montour Council, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Lavigne - aquatics program support, $1,000

Northwest Area School District
Columbia-Montour Council, Boy Scouts of America, Camp Lavigne - projection system, $400 Northwest Area School District, Detection of Cancer, $900 Northwest Area School District, Personal and Social Development-Bullying, Depression and Suicide, $1,000 Northwest Area School District, EMRTs - Emergency Medical Response Teams, $1,200 Northwest Area School District, Emotional Support classroom - Bully Prevention, $1,500

Warrior Run School District
Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library, Monthly Lego Builders Club, $250 Warrior Run School District, SPARC the SPARK in STEM (Students Participating and Researching Careers in STEM), $375 Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley, Girls on the Run Program Support, $375 Father's Hope, Books of Hope for Christmas, $500 Warrior Run School District, Weekend Warriors, $1,000 Milton Branch Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA, Milton YMCA Summer Camp, $1,000 Warrior Run High School National Honor Society, Warrior Run National Honor Society Special Education Field Day, $1,500

 

Youth in Philanthropy Student Resources (for YIP students only):

 

For more information about the Youth in Philanthropy program, contact Christine Pangelinan, CSCF Program Officer at [email protected].