Youth in Philanthropy

Youth in Philanthropy is a program designed to introduce local high school students to philanthropy and community development. It's an initiative of The Winnipeg Foundation.

In September, SMA students form a Youth in Philanthrophy Committee (YIP). The committee is allocated $5,000 to distribute to charities of its choice. Students first discuss their values and the goals of the committee. They research potential charities, conducting interviews and visiting sites in the community. The YIP team then decides how to allocate the group's grants, and presents written recommendations to the Board of The Winnipeg Foundation for final approval. In May the YIP presents the grants to the selected charities.


Young women changing society one charity at a time.


  • To provide assistance to charities that help people.
  • To make a difference in peoples' lives.
  • To see the difference being made.
  • To be a difference in our city.