The Young Philanthropist Fund was established with the proceeds from the 2005 40 Under 40 Awards (now the 25 Under 35 Awards), and is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.
The Young Philanthropist Fund awards grants to area nonprofits while involving the future leaders of the community in philanthropic endeavors through education, mentoring and decision making.
The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 25 Under 35 Awards event and individual contributions are the primary fundraisers for the Young Philanthropist Fund. The Fund has made many grant awards since its inception. At the beginning of each year, the board looks at the balance of the Young Philanthropist Fund and determines their distribution target. The Board then determines the focus of the Fund for the year and does a call to the community for grant applications.
Now in its tenth year, the YPF has distributed over $20,000 in grants to youth focused projects in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
Involving Future Leaders
The intent of the Young Philanthropist Fund is involve the future leaders of the community in philanthropic endeavors through education, mentoring and decision making.
This fund awards grants to our area nonprofits on the recommendations of members of the MVYP Club, in partnership with the Foundation. The goal is to introduce our younger generation to the role of philanthropy and the fine efforts of our nonprofit community, and prepare them for their future role as our Valley’s philanthropists
How to Contribute
Tax laws passed by Congress make charitable giving attractive for many people. Your contributions to the Young Philanthropist Fund at the Community Foundation gives you an income tax deduction in the year you make the contribution. Please visit our How to Contribute page and remember to indicate FBO Young Philanthropist Fund in the memo line.
25 Under 35 Awards
Consider nominating a young professional, age 21-35, who has made a significant impact on the Valley through their career and commitment to community. Nominations are now open for the 2017-2018 25 Under 35 Awards and the guidelines and form can be found below.
Completed nomination forms with the nominee’s resume must be submitted by August 25, 2017 to email@example.com.
The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets to the event, sponsorships and reserved table seating will be available in the coming months. Additional information can be found at mvypclub.com.
Proceeds from this event support the grantmaking activities of the Young Philanthropist Fund.
The Young Philanthropist Fund Board was established in March 2006 and is comprised of representatives from the Mahoning Valley Young Professionals’ G.I.V.E. committee and Board of Directors.
The YPF board is unique, not just to this area, but nationally. Its goal is to introduce the Valley’s younger generation into their roles as our future philanthropists. The board goes through the entire grantmaking process: setting distribution goals, calling for applications, reviewing requests and awarding contributions.