Youth Philanthropy Project
Make your voice heard. Make a difference.
Be inspired. Be inspiring.
YPP is based on the belief that everyone, regardless of age, has an innate desire and ability to give, to participate, to learn, and to create the world they want to see. Youth in our area are motivated and poised for action and are calling on us to help them channel their energy, skills and knowledge into meaningful service.
Area youth are selected via application in late summer and meet monthly, October through June, to engage in leadership studies, service activity planning and implementation, and grant-making activities to award $15,000 to youth-led community service projects in the Greater Richmond area.
The 2015-2016 YPP Participant Schedule:
10/3/15 9AM- 4PM Session 1
10/17/15 9AM- 1PM HandsOn Day
11/7/15 9AM- 12PM Session 2
12/5/15 9AM- 12PM Session 3
1/2/16 9AM- 12PM Session 4
1/18/16 8AM- 1PM MLK Day Service Project
2/6/16 9AM- 12PM Session 5
3/5/16 9AM- 12PM Session 6
March-April Evenings/Wknds Potential Grantee Site Visits
4/2/16 9AM- 12PM Session 7
4/16/16 9AM- 4PM Global Youth Service Day
5/7/16 9AM- 12PM Session 8
6/4/16 9AM- 12PM Session 9- Graduation
For Groups Interested in Applying for a YPP Grant:
Proposals will be accepted from any youth-led service initiative in the Greater Richmond region in need of funding to develop or expand a community service project designed to benefit others.
Funding priorities include:
• Strengthening Families
• Achieving Academic Success
Applicants may include, but are not limited to, nonprofits, church youth groups, school clubs or volunteer organizations. To be considered, projects must involve youth in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the proposed program and sponsoring organization must have a completed Give Richmond portrait.
2016 funding timeline:
January 2016: RFP is posted online
February 2016: Proposals due
March-April 2016: Steering Committee Site Visits (not all programs will be selected for site visits)
June 2016: TCF Board of Directors Meeting, YPP Funding Recommendations Made
July 2016: YPP Funding Available
Questions about the YPP grant program or application process can be directed to Erin Osiol, Program Manager with HandsOn Greater Richmond at email@example.com or 804-330-7027, x138.