Cultivating the Next Generation in Philanthropy
The Youth Philanthropy Council is an advisory committee of the Northern New York Community Foundation. It was chartered in 2010 to promote positive youth development and engage young people in meaningful activities that build their skills while deepening their understanding of community needs and educating them about community philanthropy and its impact on Northern New York. Council members grow to become critical thinkers as they engage in lessons that may never be taught in a classroom.
Since its inception 13 years ago, the Youth Philanthropy Council has awarded 122 grants totaling $205,070 in support to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
In the past decade, 140 students representing seven Northern New York high schools have completed a year or more of service on the Youth Philanthropy Council. Click here to view a list of YPC alumni.
This year’s Youth Philanthropy Council includes 16 representatives from General Brown, Immaculate Heart, and South Jefferson Central Schools, and Watertown High School. Council members are in their sophomore, junior, or senior class.
The Youth Philanthropy Council and its grant program is made possible by gifts from donors who make contributions to the Friends of the Foundation Annual Community Betterment Fund and generous support from Watertown Savings Bank, the Renzi Foodservice Charitable Foundation, and RBC Wealth Management.
Class of 2023-2024 recruitment
Recruiting for the Class of 2023-2024 will open soon. The Youth Philanthropy Council Class of 2022-2023 is seated for a one-year term. Visit this page later this spring for an announcement on the new class recruiting.
Questions? Contact Kraig Everard, Community Foundation director of stewardship and programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-782-7110 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.