Youth Philanthropy Board

What is the Youth Philanthropy Board?

A grant-giving circle that wants to better the lives of Hall County's youth. The youth philanthropy board was created by a team of local youth, being a part of this program will teach youth the concepts of philanthropy.

Grow your knowledge by learning: the role of the nonprofit board, how to develop a board, mission and vision statement development, fundraising, grant writing, local nonprofit organization, and community awareness. Participants of this program will learn how to make a difference by giving back through community service and peer to peer education. You will even grant to a local nonprofit chosen by the 2019/2020 cohort.

Come and make a difference!

Calling all Junior students in Hall county High Schools.

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Please complete the application and email to


Applications Due by September 3, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.


Youth Philanthropy Board Grant

The Youth Philanthropy Board's grant program is designed to assist programs that provide innovative support and encourage better choices to youth in the Hall County area.

The Youth Philanthropy Board reviews requests annually and awards grants up to $20,000 based on the project and the availability of funds. Please read through all of the eligibility and requirement information below to determine whether or not your organization is qualified to submit an application. 


Youth Philanthropy Board Grant applications will be accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations. These grants are meant to provide innovative support to youth and encourage better choices.

The Youth Philanthropy Board envisions a future where positive behaviors of teens are supported through:

  • mental health awareness
  • substance abuse prevention
  • safe and fun activities
  • peer to peer education.

If your initiative falls into one of these categories, please apply.

Organizations may only apply once per 12 month period, and, if prior funding has been received, a final grant evaluation must be completed and accepted prior to applying for any additional funding.

Grants for the following purposes will NOT be considered: 
  • To individuals
  • Religious or political purposes
  • Endowments, capital campaigns, or annual fund drives
  • Fundraising event sponsorships or creation of fundraising event collateral materials
  • Programs that create an indefinite, long-term commitment by the Youth Philanthropy Board
  • Requests for additional funding for projects that have already been approved and funded
  • For ongoing projects and programs, applicants must address funding for maintenance and operations
  • Incomplete requests


The Youth Philanthropy Board has one standard application for all grant requests that is available through GICF's website. Only complete applications with all questions answered and required attachments will be reviewed by our Board of Trustees. No handwritten, faxed, or emailed proposals will be accepted. 

In addition to providing information about your organization and the project and/or program you are seeking funding for, you will be required to attach the following documents: 

  • IRS Form 990 for your most recently completed fiscal year
  • Audited financial statements for your most recently completed year
  • A list of your board of directors that includes their name, office held, contact information, business affiliation, and board term dates
  • Your organization's current operating budget
  • Most recent IRS Letter confirming your organization's tax-exempt status, if applicable
  • Your organization's most recent annual report, if available
  • Any additional documents (brochures, pictures, articles, etc.) you feel will help our understanding of your program and/or project


In order to be considered for funding, completed grant applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on March 15th, 2019.

When the 15th falls on either a Saturday or Sunday, grant applications will be due by 4 p.m. on the following Monday. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline and access to the online grant application is closed promptly at 4 p.m. Grants and all supporting documents submitted become property of the Youth Philanthropy Board. 


Application Period closed