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Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Grant

Grants to Knox County, Ohio Nonprofits and Students for
Community and School-Based Youth Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Knox County, Ohio nonprofit organizations and grants of up to $500 to students at local schools for projects addressing the needs of local youth, ages birth to 18. Priority will be given to projects addressing discrimination and bullying, drug and alcohol use, academic underachievement, career and college preparation, and risky sexual behavior.

In addition to grants to charitable organizations, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative invites students from any Knox County school, under the direction of a faculty advisor, to apply for a student-led charitable project of up to $500. These projects can be school or community-based, but should be a unique and creative philanthropic project addressing the YPI priorities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164688

Estimated Size of Grant:

- For charitable organizations: up to $5,000
- For student-led projects: up to $500

Term of Contract:

Student-led projects must be completed before December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be a 501(c)3 or eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions or have a qualifying 501(c)3 organization serve as fiscal agent.

Students from any Knox County school, under the direction of a faculty advisor, may apply for a student-led charitable project.

Pre-Application Information:

Submission Deadline is February 28, 2019.

All grant applications will be considered in a competitive process conducted by the student members of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Interviews with prospective grantees will be scheduled during the month of March, with grant announcements anticipated on or about April 15, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Mail or hand-deliver applications to:

Youth Philanthropy Initiative
Knox County Foundation
PO BOX 309
One South Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

For additional information about the YPI grant program, please contact Lisa Lloyd, Program Manager, Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County at 740-326-4297 or by email at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Knox County