Youth in Philanthropy Committee Chooses 2012 Grant Recipients

Feb. 05, 2013

Some of the best experts on youth are young people themselves. Wise beyond their years, the London Community Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy committee is the next generation of philanthropists. This socially conscious group of young people are passionate about issues affecting youth in their own community and are eager to create social change.

After careful consideration and much thought, the Youth in Philanthropy Committee has chosen the remaining 2012 grant recipients.The five grants awarded include:

  • $1000 grant to Thames Valley Education Foundation for Banting’s We Day (a student-led initiative aiming to empower Banting youth to create social change)
  • $1000 grant to Craigwood Youth services for Community programs offered to youth and their families
  • $1000 grant to Street Connection to be used for its most pressing needs
  • $500 grant to Habitat for Humanity Oxford Middlesex Elgin for landscaping at the Redan Street Youth Build
  • $1000 to YMCA of Western Ontario for YMAP activities (Camp Queen Elizabeth)

“The YIP committee is an exceptional group of young people. It has been my privilege to support this committee. I am both delighted and impressed with the granting decisions they have made. They have chosen some wonderful causes to support that will definitely benefit from this funding”- Lori Worozbyt, Program Officer, Community Initiatives, London Community Foundation

Youth in Philanthropy is a growing movement of philanthropically minded young people associated with local community foundations across the country. In London, YIP is a dynamic group of youth between the ages of 15-25 who have come together from diverse backgrounds to take an active role in creating social change in their own community.

Interested in getting involved? Find out more about YIP