The Community Foundation of Howard County' Youth in Philanthropy program distributed COVID-19 relief grants to organizations providing services to the Howard County Community in 2020.
The board went through two rounds of giving and included Prepare for Success with a $3,000 grant along with giving to the United Way of Central Maryland, Neighbor Ride, Meals on Wheels, HopeWorks, and Equity4HC.
“Thank you to the wonderful young people at the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Youth in Philanthropy program for selecting Prepare for Success as a recipient of one of their 2020 grants, Their contribution will go a long way to buy the necessary school supplies for this year’s unique learning set-up. We so appreciate every generous donation we receive, regardless of amount, but it’s always special when a group of students recognize the work we do as vital for HoCo students!” Roy Appletree, PFS Co-Coordinator
From the Community Foundation of Howard County website, Youth in Philanthropy, a new program from the Community Foundation, was established in 2019 to provide opportunities for high school students to learn about philanthropy firsthand. The YIP inaugural class consisted of 15 sophomores and juniors representing nine different Howard County high schools. Through the program, students learn about community nonprofits, explore the fundraising and grant process and tackle local issues such as homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, environmental issues, arts and cultural opportunities. Youth in Philanthropy empowers students to solicit and evaluate grant applications and award funds based on need and effectiveness to nonprofit organizations in Howard County.
Read more about the organization and all the entities that received grants through these students' leadership and generosity.