The Brandon and Area Community Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership with The United Way of Brandon & District in funding Youth in Philanthropy over the next three years. Participating schools are Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School, Vincent Massey Highschool, Ecole Secondaire Neelin High School and Elton Collegiate.

Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is for young people who envision a safe, strong community where everyone from any culture and background can work together. YIP helps everyone in our community and you can be a part of it.

About YIP
YIP is designed to introduce motivated young people to philanthropy and local community development. The program will give you hands-on experience working as a team and with local charitable organizations. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience.

How YIP Works
In September, schools/organizations form YIP committees. Each committee receives $2.500 from the BACF foundation to distribute to charities of their choice. As a committee you decide on your areas of focus, goals and criteria. You will research charities that meet your criteria and learn more about what they do by visiting them and interviewing people who work there.

Each committee member helps to decide which charities will receive grants, how much money each will receive, and how it will be spent. You will then submit your grant recommendations to The Winnipeg BACF Foundation’s Board for final approval. In May, the program finishes up with a celebration for YIP participants, staff advisors and grant recipients.

Why Join YIP?
Through YIP you’ll gain skills that will last a lifetime and learn about some amazing people and organizations doing powerful work to make our community better.

Click here to view our new Youth in Philanthropy brochure.


Program Highlights






Crocus Plains Regional Secondary High School

Brandon Nursery School

$500.00Purchase supplies for children's learning.
Camp Bridges, Prairie Mountain Health
$500.00Purchase supplies for camp.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind

$500.00Provide training for CNIB dogs.
Children's Den Inc.$500.00Purchase supplies for children's learning.
Project Linus (Canada)
$500.00Provide new handmade blankets to children.
Shilo Military Family Resources Centre
$500.00Programs to support families.
BACF-Jeff Freiheit Memorial Fund
$500.00Donation to the Jeff Freiheit Memorial Fund.


Elton Collegiate YIP






Elton Collegiate

Child & Family Services Sun Fund for Kids
$500.00Help send children to YMCA camp.
Commonwealth Air Training Museum
$500.00Produce educational programing.

Douglas Community Centre, RM of Elton
$500.00Support for the community centre.
Forrest United Church
$500.00Financial aid for the breakfast program.
Funds for Fury Friends
$500.00Regional outreach rescue program.
Rapid City Library
$500.00Help to start a teen book club.
Samaritan House Food Bank$500.00Financial aid to food bank.


Massey YIP






Vincent Massey High School

BRHC Foundation

$500.00Equipment needed for pediatrics.

Canadian Cancer Society
$500.00Wheels of Hope MB project.

Prairie Oasis Senior Centre
$500.00Assist in the purchase a washer & dryer.

Samartian House
$500.00Financial aid to food bank.
Westman Dream for Kids
$500.00Fulfill dreams for sick children.
YMCA Strong Kids
$500.00Support kids to be physically active.
$500.00Supplies & transportation for programs at Meredith Place.

For more information on the YIP program or how you can help to keep this initiative viable, please contact the BACF office at 204-571-0529 or e-mail


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