Youth Philanthropy Council grants available to St. Lawrence County non-profits
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 2:41 pm

The deadline to submit requests for grant funding from the Northern New York Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council is Friday, Feb. 8.

The Youth Philanthropy Council welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations of all types for projects, programs or initiatives that positively impact the quality of life in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis counties. The council, with up to $20,000 in grant funding to award, will evaluate each request.

To be considered, completed grant applications must be received at the Northern New York Community Foundation, 131 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, no later than Friday, Feb. 8.

Council members will notify finalists selected to present comprehensive grant requests in the spring. The council will recommend grants for funding to the foundation’s board of directors for the board’s quarterly meeting in June.

Last year, the Youth Philanthropy Council awarded nine grants totaling $16,940 in support of nonprofit organizations that serve residents of the tri-county region.

Nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for Youth Philanthropy Council grant funding should contact Community Foundation Assistant Director Max DelSignore, at 315-782-7110 or [email protected].

Proposals should include a description of the organization, its mission and how it serves tri-county residents, the requested grant amount, how any funding would be used, and the anticipated impact of the program or project.

“All nonprofit organizations across the tri-county region— regardless of the demographic served — are encouraged to apply for funding” DelSignore said. “The Youth Philanthropy Council does not limit its work to initiatives and projects that exclusively focus on our younger population.”

The Youth Philanthropy Council grant program is made possible by support from Watertown Savings Bank, Renzi Foodservice Charitable Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, and gifts made to the Friends of the Foundation Community Betterment Annual Fund.

This year’s Youth Philanthropy Council includes 17 representatives from Watertown High School, Immaculate Heart Central School and Sackets Harbor Central School.

The council was chartered in 2010 to promote positive youth development and engage young people in meaningful activities that build their skills while educating them about community philanthropy and its impact on northern New York.

Since then, the council has awarded more than 80 grants totaling $125,740 in support to nonprofit organizations in the tri-county area.