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2024 Youth Philanthropy Team – Apply Today!

The Whatcom Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) was created for students to engage in experiential based learning opportunities that foster leadership, technical and critical thinking skills. YPP connects youth to the community through charitable giving.

This year the team will focus on learning about youth homelessness and youth mental health challenges that often exacerbate youth homelessness in Whatcom County and across the country.

Students will focus their time and effort on powerful impact of grant award making, educating the community about the YPP program, learning leadership skills, and bringing in new members for 2025.

Objectives for the Youth Experience:

  1. Successful Grant Award Program (Education, Decision Making, Award Ceremony)
  2. Leadership Growth (Facilitation, Public Speaking, Collaboration, Event Planning)
  3. Recruitment of new members for following years (Design Enrollment Program)
  4. Education for our community about the Youth Philanthropy Program (Writing blogs, sharing at school events, enrolling other communities)

Apply for the 2024 Youth Philanthropy Project  – Applicants are encouraged to apply swiftly, as team members will be admitted on a rolling basis.



In 2024, the YPP team will distribute grants up to $5,000 for nonprofit organizations, schools, Native American Tribes and government agencies that address and work with children and youth (up to age 24) of all races and ethnicities in Whatcom County experiencing mental health challenges and youth homelessness.  Priority given to programs that engage youth in program design/delivery.

Grant application is now open and closes February  9th, 2024 at 4pm.

Click HERE to login and apply.

Click HERE to preview the application.

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