The Youth Philanthropy Committee, the youth grant making arm of the Hamilton Community Foundation, recently granted $35,076 to 15 area nonprofit organizations. Each year, the group, comprised of 23 high school students from Badin, Hamilton, New Miami and Ross, awards grants to organizations serving the youth of the greater Hamilton area.
This year’s grants were awarded to the Alcohol & Chemical Abuse Council of SW Ohio, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton, Inc., Butler County Educational Service Center, City of Hamilton Police Department, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Fitton Family YMCA, Garfield Middle School, Hamilton Central YMCA, Hamilton Living Water Ministry, Inc., MetroParks of Butler County, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Ross High School PTO, Shared Harvest Food Bank, and The North End Citizens for Community Action.
The Youth Philanthropy Committee was established in 2005 by the Board of Trustees of the Hamilton Community Foundation as a way to teach area youth the importance of philanthropy. Young people are taught about fund development for important projects and how to distribute funds to create the greatest impact in the community. They have been empowered to award grants from several field of interest funds established at the Foundation to support organizations serving our youth.
Please click on the link below to read more about the 2012 grants.