Youth Philanthropy

Venango County
Youth Philanthropy Program

Mission: to engage youth in civic responsibility and leadership
through service-learning programs.

Youth Philanthropy Program engages youth in 6
th – 12th grades


A grant applicant must:

  1. Agree to reporting requirements identified in the grant instructions and application.

  2. Complete the online application including budget: Apply Now!

  3. Contact us with any inquiries or questions.

Grant Application Scope: Youth Development
Please Review
: 40 Asset Building Document

Application Deadline Update: February 20, 2023

The Youth Philanthropy Project provides grant funds to support projects for Youth Development (Asset Building) Programs.

Grant Requirements

Any non-profit organization with 501(c) (3) status or school located in Venango County that is in need of funding for programs which provide youth development, service and/or asset building. Funding requests may be between $500.00 and $2000.00.

The Youth Philanthropy Project Youth Board will review each application, funding decisions will be made based on the following requirements. Priority consideration will be given to programs or initiatives that:

  • Involve youth in the planning, preparation and completion of the proposed program or project.

  • Builds youth character, abilities and skills (assets) involving children and youth.

  • Is available to all youth, especially those youth in need support or may not participate in existing programs with identifiable barriers.

  • Builds healthy relationships between adults and youth.

  • Acceptable Use of Grant Funds:

· New youth programs, projects or events that build leadership and character while showcasing service to others and highlighting qualities valued as important in communities.

· Events or activities which build ongoing positive youth identity and values while providing constructive use of time for youth participants and beneficiaries.

We encourage requests which will build healthy relationships with youth. The goal is to enhance roles youth play. (Programs that will benefit only adults are not applicable for these grant funds.)

All funded projects are to use grant award March 1 through August 31, 2023.

Final Expenditure and Data Report due September 15, 2023