YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY
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.
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.
École secondaire Neelin High School
|Helping Hands||$500||Provide food for homeless people|
|Sexuality Ed Resource Centre||$500||Education about sexuality and health toward members of the LGBTQ community|
|Brandon & Area Youth for Christ||$500||Giving children tools to move forward in life|
|Funds for Furry Friends||$500||Support homeless animals|
|Prairie Oasis Centre||$500||Support seniors in our community|
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary High School
|Helping Hands||$500||Elevator for handicap people|
|Food for Thought||$300||Breakfast and lunch program increase|
|The Salvation Army||$400||Food to serve daily|
|Society for Manitoban’s with Disabilities||$500||Hearing aids for impaired children|
|Grey Owl Post-Psychiatric Co-op Centre||$300||Support to people dealing with mental disability|
|Habitat for Humanity MB||$500||Issues or needs addressed by this charitable organization|
|Waves of Hope||$500||Support kids and families in Westman|
|CFS Sun Fund for Kids||$500||Help send children to camp|
|Brandon & Area Youth for Christ||$500||Empowering youth to become leaders in our community|
|Rapid City Library||$500||Help to start a teen book club|
|Rapid City Musuem||$500||Support efforts to renovate museum basement.|
Vincent Massey High School
|Canadian Cancer Society||$500||Child research programs|
|Westman Dreams for Kids||$500||Fulfill dreams for sick children|
|Heart & Stroke||$500||Women’s health linked to heart disease|
|Crisis Pregnancy Centre||$500||Helping women with unplanned pregnancy|
|Westman Immigrant Services||$500||Funding for youth programs|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org