Seeking youth engaged in philanthropy participants

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[March 22, 2019]    Area high school students are being sought to participate in Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) during the 2019-2020 school year.

An initiative of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, YEP is a program in which high school students allocate grant funds to local nonprofits.

YEP provides opportunities to build leadership and teamwork skills while engaging participants in a unique, philanthropic experience. A nonprofit group, YEP funds local youth-run and/or youth-oriented programs. Members will be responsible for developing grant guidelines and awarding a total of $10,000 to selected youth-focused programs.

The 2019-2020 school year will be the seventh for YEP. The group will be limited to 20-25 participants.

Applications are available at and must be completed on or before 11:59 p.m. April 8, 2019.

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Individuals selected to be a part of the 2019-2020 YEP group will be notified in May.

For more information, contact Amanda Cole, YEP Program Mentor, at or (262) 374-0994.

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 21st year, encourages and facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties by connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The Foundation currently manages assets of more than $16 million in 163 funds including endowments and donor advised, fiscal sponsorship and scholarship funds.

[Michele Evans
Grants & Communications Director
Illinois Prairie Community Foundation]


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