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Youth Grantmakers was created to empower youth to address issues that are important to them by participating in grantmaking.

Through this program our young people become active agents of change, preparing them for responsive community leadership and practical hands-on service.

growing-philanthropyDuring the 2017-18 academic year, Youth Grantmakers across our two-county region strengthened their leadership skills as they participated in philanthropy.  They conducted surveys to determine the current concerns and needs of their peers, attended site visits of local nonprofit organizations, listened to nonprofit presentations during their monthly meetings, conducted community service projects and awarded grants to nonprofits that address the needs of youth in their community.  During their year-long training, students learned to read and analyze a grant application, respectfully debate the most critical needs while learning to listen to others’ perspectives, and prioritize the many worthwhile requests.

In 2017-18, all four Youth Grantmakers programs have been working hard discussing community issues and identifying projects to benefit local youth. Here’s what they’ve been up to!

View a video of our 2017-2018 Youth Grantmakers’ accomplishments here
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Coachella Valley

Targeting students in the Palm Springs Unified School District and Xavier Prep High School, the Coachella Valley program engaged 20 high school students.  These students awarded five grants to local nonprofits: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert, Birth Choice of the Desert, Boys and Girls Club of the Valley, Operation Safe House, and Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Desert.

pdfCoachella Valley Newsletter
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San Bernardino

21 students from Aquinas, Cajon High and Mother of Divine Grace Schools comprise the Youth Grantmakers in San Bernardino.  These students awarded five grants to local nonprofits: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Inland Empire, The YouthHope Foundation, Highlander Boxing Club Program, and San Bernardino Fatherhood.

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Now in its fourth year, middle school students from Idyllwild Elementary School continued to impact the youth in their community with their grantmaking to nonprofits in Idyllwild.  The 2017-18 Youth Grantmakers awarded six grants: Idyllwild School Outdoor Education Booster Club, Idyllwild School, Soroptimist International of Idyllwild, Young Idyllwild Inc., Idyllwild School PTA, and Idyllwild School PTA SmArts Program. 

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With representatives from seven high schools in Riverside, 35 Youth Grantmakers make up the Riverside program, now in its ninth year. In 2017-18, they made grants to five nonprofits: Assistance League of Temecula Valley, Calicinto Ranch, Inc., Community Health Systems, Love Riverside, and Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation.

pdfRiverside Newsletter
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Native Youth

The inaugural class of the Native Youth Program is made up of three high school students who are learning about the world of philanthropy and the importance of giving back. In 2017-18, they made grants to four nonprofits: Assistance League of Temecula Valley, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, and Oak Grove Institute Foundation. 

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We encourage anyone interested in learning more about how they can volunteer, strengthen and grow our Youth Grantmakers program to contact the Programs Department at 951.241.7777.