Beckley Area Foundation’s Susan Landis Youth Philanthropists program is a group of high school juniors who are engaged directly in the important role of community philanthropy. The purpose of this program is to provide an intensive hands-on learning experience through which they are taught the art, the science and business of philanthropy. Part of this experience is for them to solicit and evaluate proposals for funding. The students are responsible for making final grants recommendations subject only to the approval of the BAF Board of Directors.
During a strategic volunteerism exercise, SLYP participants discussed needs for stemming hunger, meeting physical needs of young mothers and their infants, student homelessness, impact of COVID on student academics and emotions, and the effect of isolation on senior citizens. These are the type of issues which fall under Beckley Area Foundation’s health, human services and education grant areas.
SLYP is seeking proposals from eligible tax-exempt organizations which could address these areas of concern in our Raleigh County community. The submission deadline is April 4th.
A total of $4,000 in grants will be announced in late May 2021. The maximum single grant award will be $500.
How to apply:
1) Click here to go to our Grant Portal
2) Create an account, or login with your organization's existing credentials.
3) You will then be redirected to the applicant dashboard--Click "Apply" and you should see the SLYP Grant application available from our list.
4) Carefully read the Grant summary and click "apply" to fill out the application.
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