The Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Inc., Youth Grant Committee exists to kindle the spirit of service and philanthropic leadership among the youth of Vigo County.
YGC members are Vigo County high school students interested in serving the community while improving their philanthropic and leadership skills. Youth Grant Committee members solicit and review grant applications for youth-led, youth-serving projects; visit local non-profits to learn more about the philanthropic landscape of Vigo County; and participate in leadership development activities.
The Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee can recommend grants of up to $500.00 for organizations for youth-led, youth-serving projects in Vigo County. Applications are due February 28, 2020, for the Spring Grant Cycle, with interviews in mid-March and grants made in April 2020.
For the Fall Grant Cycle, applications are due mid-October with interviews in mid-November and grants made in early December and/or January.
Once your project is complete, the Youth Grant Committee asks that you complete and return an evaluation. This information will help the YGC to make more informed decisions on future grant applications. Also, by sharing your story, you help the YGC share its story.
The following are the most recent grants:
2019 Grant Recipients
- Camp Navigate for Summer Camp Coffee Shop start up costs
- Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church for Grace Unlimited cooking classes
- Vigo County 4-H Junior Leaders for day camp expenses
2018 Grant Recipients
- Junior Department Club to purchase coats for children in need
- ReTHink, Inc. to purchase fruit trees
- West Vigo High School National Honor Society in support of Blooming Wellness service project
To apply, please complete and return the membership application. A limited number of youth will be selected to serve on the Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee. Applications are due February 28, 2020 with interviews scheduled on March 16, 2020 for membership the following academic year.