Youth Philanthropy Program seeks grant proposals

(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole is kicking off their annual Youth Philanthropy program and is seeking grant proposals from local non-profits. Each year, the Youth Philanthropy Program involves all four local high schools -- Jackson Hole Community School, Jackson Hole High School, Summit High School and Journeys School -- to help students lean about philanthorpy and local charities. In the program, students solicit and review grant proposals, meet with various local nonprofit organizations, discuss effective strategies for community impact and recommend grant awards. Each local high school may award up to $5,000 to nonprofits serving Teton County, Wyoming. Grant recipients can be awarded $500 - $4,000 in funding. Project guidelines include: - Amount of request may not exceed $4,000. - Each proposal must be represented by one IRS recognized charitable entity. - Site visit or interview may be requested. - Checks will be distributed at an Awards Party to be held in April 2016. The on-line Youth Philanthropy Grant application is available at and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday January 4, 2016. *Feature Photo: High schools students award grants to nonprofits at the Community School. h/t David J Swift / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news