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The Delaware Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Boards, one in each of Delaware's three counties, are composed of students from public, independent and diocesan high schools throughout the state. Each year these young board members study youth issues in their neighborhoods and schools and learn about community service and grantmaking.

The YPBs function as though they were a nonprofit organization's board of directors. As active board members, they plan meetings, develop a grantmaking focus, solicit applications, conduct site visits and award grants. Last year our three YPBs distributed $35,000 in grants. Since the YPB program began 12 years ago, 364 students have served as YPB members and have awarded 153 grants totaling $245,000.

 

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  Youth Philanthropy Board - New Castle County Varies

 

The 2013-14 cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2014-15 cycle will be available in the fall.

  Youth Philanthropy Board - Kent Varies

 

The 2013-14 cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2014-15 cycle will be available in the fall.

 

Youth Philanthropy Board - Sussex

 

 

Varies

 

The 2013-14 cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2014-15 cycle will be available in the fall.

In 1999, retired Delaware educator Phyllis Wynn established the Youth Philanthropy Fund because she wanted to encourage New Castle County youth to become more involved in philanthropic ventures. In the mid-2000s, the Delaware Community Foundation took over the administration of the fund and established additional boards in Kent and Sussex Counties. Students are selected to serve one- or two-year terms by their principal or guidance counselor.

For more information about the Foundation's New Castle County Youth Philanthropy Board, please contact Beth Bouchelle, Director of Grants, at 302.504.5239 or bbouchelle@delcf.org.

To learn about the Kent and Sussex County Youth Philanthropy Boards, please contact Bill Allan, Senior Vice President for Southern Delaware, at 302.856.4393 or wallan@delcf.org.

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