Providing a unique program to youth that teaches the fundamentals of philanthropy while providing leadership skills and community connections.
WHO WE ARE
The Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council (LYPC) seeks to educate youth about philanthropy, inspiring them through hands-on experiences to become community leaders.
The LYPC gives teenagers the opportunity to learn how to run a non-profit (’501(c)3′) philanthropic foundation – and then helps them to put what they learn into practice by making grants of $5,000 in the Louisville, Kentucky area.
The Council meets 16 Saturdays throughout the school year for 2 1/2 hour classes. They split into two teams that each develop a philanthropic mission, researches and interviews organizations with programs that fulfill that mission, makes site visits, and ultimately decides how to distribute $5,000 in grant money. The Council members are also charged with raising the grant money for the following year’s class. Grant awards are presented by the Council members to the selected organizations at a dinner banquet in March of each year.
The LYPC is a fiscally sponsored program of the
Community Foundation of Louisville, and operates under its non-profit status.
“I am going to change the world, and the Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council is the first step.”
LYPC Class of 12-13
Meet The Team
Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel
Ina and Marcella serve as
Co-Executive Directors for the LYPC
Candy serves as our Advisory Board chair and classroom leader
Shelby serves as the Assistant Facilitator for one of our Student Teams
Pia serves as Facilitator for one of our Student Teams