10th Anniversary of the Youth Grantmakers Program

10th Anniversary of the Youth Grantmakers Program

Riverside – The nonprofit Community Foundation recently marked the 10th anniversary of its Youth Grantmakers Program with a ceremony at the Riverside Convention Center. More than 350 supporters attended the celebration where the organization showcased its accomplishments of the past 10 years. Also, for the first time in the Youth Grantmakers Program’s history, all four programs in Riverside, San Bernardino, Coachella Valley, and Temecula were present together.

This year, The Community Foundation awarded 50 grants totaling $60,050 to organizations across the inland region to support youth-led projects. The grants were funded by local high school students that participate in the leadership program.

Youth Grantmakers included representatives from 27 high schools in both counties, 97 Youth Grantmakers make up the Riverside, San Bernardino, Coachella Valley, and Temecula (Native) programs. 

“We’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our young people who are modeling philanthropy across the region,” said Michelle Decker, President and CEO of The Community Foundation. “The future belongs to our youth, who are becoming leaders in their own right, helping to solve the ongoing challenges their peers face.”

Header Photo: Bianca Freeman (left) and Nicolas Freeman reflect on their experiences in the Youth Grantmaker program June 9, 2019. Youth in the program awarded more than $60,000 in grants to local nonprofits. (Courtesy The Community Foundation)

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