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that Teach Young People the Art of Philanthropy

Future Philanthropists Program (FPP)

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Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation (OPRFCF)

Deadline Date:

01/14/22 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Illinois nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for activities that teach young people the art of philanthropy. The purpose of the program is to provide a first-hand learning experience in decision-making and allocation of funds to charitable organizations. Funds may be used to support new programs or to expand existing programs. Eligible organizations are those located in Oak Park, River Forest, and bordering communities including Austin.

The Future Philanthropist Program (FPP) provides high school students with the opportunity to learn how to be philanthropists and grantmakers. 

The Program is comprised of a select group of high school juniors who are engaged directly in the important role of community philanthropy. The purpose of FPP is to provide an intensive, year-long, hands-on learning experience through which they are taught the art, science, and business of philanthropy. FPP teens are solely responsible for making funding recommendations which are submitted to the Board of Directors of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. The students also evaluate the impact of their decisions on youth issues as a result of the grants they distribute and learn to raise funds in an effort to maintain this grant-making effort.

To be considered, the proposal must demonstrate that the following requirements are met:

  1. Young people (under 21 years of age) directly benefit from the program or project.
  2. Young people are provided with leadership opportunities in planning, organizing, and/or delivering the proposed program or project. 
  3. A learning component exists, beyond the project itself, which provides young people with specific knowledge about the purpose and activities of the applying organization.

The Future Philanthropists Program has four goals:

  1. To instill knowledge and understanding of the important role of philanthropy in the community and in society.
  2. To give teens a leading role as primary decision makers in the important process of allocating grants to charitable organizations.
  3. To teach teens the art and science of fundraising in order to plan and implement activities that result in charitable contributions.
  4. To provide opportunities for teens to express and demonstrate volunteer leadership activities in the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139373

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum single grant award is $7,500.

Term of Contract:

The program or project must be completed prior to March 1, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

FPP is once again seeking proposals from eligible tax-exempt organizations in Oak Park, River Forest and bordering communities including Austin. All applicant organizations must:
1. Be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization (or have a fiscal agent who is).
2. Affirm that the program or project will be completed prior to March 1, 2023.
3. Show evidence, if a past Community Foundation grant recipient, that all prior grant reporting requirements have been met.
4. An organization that has previously received two consecutive-year grants from FPP for the same program or project is ineligible. However, an organization that requests funding for a different program or project in the third year is eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

All proposals must be submitted in electronic form to Karen Tardy no later than January 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals will be accepted only in electronic format as an attachment to an email sent to Karen Tardy, Program Coordinator, at fpp@oprfcf.org.

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
1049 Lake Street, Suite 204
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-848-1560

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