The Community Foundation serving the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino is currently accepting proposals for grants from the Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Fund through April 30.
The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Fund provides grants to nonprofits in the Idyllwild community for projects, programs or activities that address issues facing youth such as alcohol and drug use, teen pregnancy, youth recreation, homelessness, hunger and community wellness.
The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Committee (IYGC) consists of 15 local middle school students who review proposals, conduct site-visits and recommend grants for funding as part of a comprehensive multi-session after school philanthropy program. The Idyllwild Community Fund Advisors and The Community Foundation Board of Directors provide final approval for all grant awards.
The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Committee was formed in February 2013 and is part of the Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Committee goals are to instill an ethic of volunteering and giving in the Youth Grantmakers and to teach youth to meet community challenges by making grants to projects that address the concerns of youth.
The Youth Grantmakers program is led by The Community Foundation with additional program support provided by the Idyllwild Community Fund advisory board members and Idyllwild School staff.
To download a grant application, visit www.thecommunityfoundation.net. For assistance, call The Community Foundation at (951) 241-7777.
The Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation created by and for the residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Established in 1941, it has $64 million in assets and provides college scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations across the two-county area. It serves as a regional convener to address issues regarding their community initiatives, which include arts & culture, capacity building, environmental, youth philanthropy and education.