The Youth Philanthropy Council seeks to involve young people, ages 15-18, in the learning and giving aspects of philanthropy. We define philanthropy as: the giving of time, treasure, or talent for the common good. We will learn together about non-profits, professionalism, grant writing and grant making, as well as the needs of the Birmingham Community. We will have dynamic speakers and visit cool places all over Birmingham. YPC participants will also create a Request for Proposals, so that local organizations can apply for grants from the YPC.
You get to decide where the money goes and award actual grants to deserving organizations! Come be a part of a hands-on learning experience and challenge yourself to better understand what philanthropy actually is!
We are looking for youth who have an interest in community service and want to develop leadership skills. Diversity is important, and we are not necessarily looking for youth who are already the “perfect student and leader.”