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YIPEE Now Accepting Grant Proposals

Youth in Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence (YIPEE) teaches high school juniors and seniors about community needs and the elements of thoughtful giving. The goal of this program is to establish the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy. Throughout the school year student leaders execute their own fundraising initiatives, review grant proposals and allocate the money they raise to local nonprofits offering services that benefit youth.

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In spring 2023, YIPEE leaders awarded over $18,000 to 13 youth-serving organizations and are striving to distribute even more this year. Historically, grant amounts have ranged from $1000 to $2500.             

Grant Application Requirements:

•    Organization must be registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit and provide proof of charitable status
•    Must provide services benefiting youth in the greater Toledo area

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 15, 2023

Grant amounts will be announced in May 2024 and awarded in July.

Please contact with questions

Greater Toledo Community Foundation

YIPEE is generously sponsored by Greater Toledo Community Foundation

To submit a grant application

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