2017 Youth Philanthropy grant applications accepted thru Jan. 9, 2017

img_0282Organizations wishing to apply for funding from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative in 2017 may download the application using the link below.Last year YPI members awarded nearly $20,000 in charitable support to organizations providing  services to Knox County youth, from 0 to age 18.

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is composed of students representing all Knox County High Schools, who are dedicated to learning the skills associated with operating and funding non-profit organizations. Its grant making efforts are totally student-driven and distinct from the unrestricted grant program of  the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. Therefore it is not unusual for projects to be funded by both programs.

Applications for YPI grants in any amount up to $2,000 may be submitted through Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, following the instructions printed on the application.

Questions about the grant program may be addressed to the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County offices at 740-326-4297, or by directly emailing YPI Advisor Stephanie Calondis Geiger at scalondis@hotmail.com.

Click here to download 2017 YPI Grant Application