Young people who care about their communities are increasingly getting involved in philanthropy.
By forming Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) within local community foundations, young people come together to raise money, build endowment funds and make grants to local youth projects. YACs are in their teens and twenties, with a lot of ideas and energy to bring to the table. There are already YACs in more than 55 communities across Canada, and the momentum is building.
In 2004, the Saskatoon Community Foundation launched its own Youth Advisory Council (YAC). Between 2004 and 2012, our YAC enhanced the quality of life for Saskatoon children and youth by disbursing grants from the Batting 1000 Endowment for Children and Youth, a fund created from gifts from many donors who wanted to see youth take a greater role in philanthropy in our community. Beginning in 2013, the Batting 1000 Endowment for Children and Youth was renamed Youth Endowment Saskatoon, and grants made from the fund are now known as YES! Now, the YAC says YES! to projects for children and youth in Saskatoon!
The 2021 Youth Advisory Council invites applications for projects focusing on:
- Sustainable and Safe Living
Particular areas of interest include:
- Mental Health
- Substance Use and Abuse
- Climate Change
All applications will be reviewed by the Youth Advisory Committee. The YAC will recommend grants for approval by the Saskatoon Community Foundation Board of Directors.
The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2021 at 5:00pm.