Kent and Sussex County nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants from the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) Youth Philanthropy Board. Each board will award $10,000 in grants to Kent and Sussex schools and qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, in accordance with their designated area of focus. Requests for up to $5,000 will be accepted.
The Kent and Sussex YPBs will consider requests to support:
- Programs that provide counseling and support for victims of abuse or rape/sexual assault.
- Programs that provide mentoring and/or tutoring to Sussex County middle and high school students to help improve their overall quality of life through interpersonal discussion and encouragement.
Grant requests must be submitted on a 2015 Youth Philanthropy Board Grant Application Form for the appropriate county. Forms are available at www.delcf.org and can be submitted directly via email. Forms also may be printed and mailed. Completed applications must be received or postmarked by January 5, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced in April 2015.
The Delaware Community Foundation sponsors a Youth Philanthropy Board in each Delaware county to encourage youths to become more involved in philanthropy. Each board, composed of high school students, is allotted a pool of money to give as charitable grants. The students learn about philanthropy and effective grantmaking, study youth issues in their neighborhoods and schools, solicit grant proposals, and award grants to those they determine to be most deserving.
Retired Delaware educator Phyllis Wynn established the Youth Philanthropy Fund in 1999 because she wanted to encourage youth to become more involved in philanthropic ventures. Students who serve on the YPB are nominated by their principal or guidance counselor.
“The Youth Philanthropy Board program gives students an opportunity to enjoy the pleasure and the challenges of charitable giving,” said Bill Allan, DCF Senior Vice President for Southern Delaware. “It’s an important program because we are cultivating the philanthropists of tomorrow.”
2014–2015 YOUTH PHILANTHROPY BOARD FOR KENT COUNTY
|Cody||Bartholomew||Calvary Christian Academy||12|
|Gabrielle||Bennetti||Dover High School||12|
|Lauren||Fleming||Lake Forest High School||12|
|Maura||Gast||Dover High School||11|
|Kelsey||Huffman||St. Thomas More Academy||12|
|Haley||Lloyd||Smyrna High School||12|
|Stephanie||Lynn||Lake Forest High School||11|
|Jonathan||Maurer||Caesar Rodney High School||12|
|Serac||McClenton||Smyrna High School||12|
|Maria||McGloin||St. Thomas More Academy||12|
|Andrew||Morrison||Smyrna High School||12|
|Colleen||O’Brien||Polytech High School||12|
|Liam||O’Connor||Caesar Rodney High School||11|
|Jordan||Resh||Dover High School||11|
|Marius||Sander||St. Thomas More Academy||12|
|Andrew||Stant||Caesar Rodney High School||11|
2014–2015 YOUTH PHILANTHROPY BOARD FOR SUSSEX COUNTY
|Sequoia||Bernard||Delmar High School||12|
|Grace||Brokaw||Cape Henlopen High School||11|
|Richard||Brokaw||Cape Henlopen High School||11|
|Coryn||Cannon||Cape Henlopen High School||12|
|Maria||Ferreri||Sussex Technical High School||12|
|Zakary||Keeler||Sussex Central High School||11|
|Jacob||Lee||Seaford High School||11|
|Eben||Marneweck||Delmarva Christian High School||11|
|Lauren||McCoy||Indian River High School||11|
|Kathleen||Mooney||Sussex Central High School||12|
|Vanessa||Ortiz||Sussex Technical High School||12|
|Hailey||Penuel||Woodbridge High School||11|
|Blanca||Perez||Sussex Technical High School||12|
|Grant||Pollak||Seaford High School||12|
|Ommeni||Richardson||Cape Henlopen High School||12|
|Britanie||Walls||Delmarva Christian High School||12|
|Nieja||West||Laurel High School||11|