Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Membership Application Now Available

Posted by: Illinois Prairie Community Foundation - March, 15th 2017 @ 12:30 pm


Bloomington, IL - Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) is seeking applicants for its 2017-2018 program year.


Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) at Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is accepting applications for membership until April 23rd for 2017-2018.  Currently, in its fourth year, YEP provides 20-25 high school students the opportunity to learn about the important role of the nonprofit sector and the impact that philanthropy has in creating a vibrant, inclusive community.


Applicants must be in high school in 2017-18, with priority given to students entering grades 9-11 in the Fall.  The program is seeking a diverse, enthusiastic group of students from McLean, Livingston, Logan and/or DeWitt counties to be a part of this philanthropic opportunity.  


YEP members learn to assess community needs, implement a grant cycle, evaluate grant proposals and hone communication and decision-making skills while developing teamwork and leadership qualities.


Application information is available at and at,  or by calling Kathi Davis, IPCF Program Associate Director, at (309)662-4477.