Area charities benefit from Youth Endowment Fund
This June, the Community Foundation once again distributed grants from our Youth Endowment fund to five schools and youth groups participating in our Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) program.
These students researched various charities as part of learning about philanthropy, community need and challenges faced by the not-for-profit sector.
Recipient charities (see below) were then selected by the students to receive grants made possible through the Youth Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation.
This year, the five schools and youth groups participating in the program selected nine different charities to receive funds totaling $10,000 - here is a list of the participants and lucky recipients:
Brooks Composite High School: Brooks and District Child Development Society- $2,000
Duchess School: Brooks and District Child Development Society- $1,000; Brooks and District Victims' Assistance Association- $1,000
Redcliff Youth Action Society: Medicine Hat SPCA$1,500; Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society- $500
Crescent Height High School: Medicine Hat SPCA- $500; Medicine Hat and District Food Bank- $300; Medicine Hat Youth Action Society- $200; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT, and Nunavut$1,000
Medicine Hat High School: Medicine Hat and District Health Foundation- $2,000
STUDENTS GIVE BACK: Duchess School selected two charities; Brooks and District Child Development Society and Brooks and District Victims' Assistance Association, each of which received $1,000.