Youth Philanthropy Council grant awards announced

Tyler Best
March 21, 2024 / 5 mins read

The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2024 Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) grants awards. The YPC grant program is focused on supporting young people and their communities in Harrison County. The application generally opens in October of each year and is due the following January, with awards announced in March. YPC is an opportunity for teens to learn about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. A group of local high school students review submitted YPC grant applications, discuss the merit of each grant application, and come to a consensus on their grant recommendations. The HCCF Board of Directors then approves the grant awards. HCCF partners with Leadership Harrison County (LHC) for YPC through its LHC Youth program, which involves young leaders from all Harrison County high schools.

Requested grant funds are used to offer a range of activities for those aged 13-19 years old. Grants are intended to engage youth in society by creating healthy, guiding relationships with adults, providing constructive free-time activities, offering character–building opportunities, and encouraging a sense of community. Activities can include, but are not limited to, arts, music, sports, leisure, and other activities where young people can make friends in a fun and safe environment. Priority is given to grants that identify innovative and challenging ways to engage youth to participate.

2024 YPC Grant Recipients

  • Corydon Central Vanguard - $2,000 to purchase forty new Vanguard uniforms to replace uniforms that are 16 years old
  • Lanesville High School - $2,000 to support After Prom, a safe, inviting environment for Lanesville students and their guests after attending prom
  • Harrison County 4-H Club Association - $600 to support a community service project to assemble and install ten bird feeders for the Harrison Springs Health Campus

For more information or questions, contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs, at (812) 738-6668 or