Youth Grantmakers in Action

Youth Grantmakers in Action (YGA) of The Winston-Salem Foundation is a diverse group of youth from across Forsyth County that comes together to gain leadership experience, represent youth in their community, voice their opinions, and make grants to youth-directed projects that address community issues and challenges in Forsyth County. This project was created to engage young people and gain their critical insights into the needs of other youth in the community. YGA is structured to support authentic, working partnerships between young people and adults in designing these community-change projects.

Members of Youth Grantmakers in Action are selected each spring for the following school year. Youth between the ages of 15-18 can apply to The Winston-Salem Foundation to join YGA. Participants commit considerable time and energy during the school year to plan the application process and make grants to youth-led projects in Forsyth County. Applications to join YGA are available on the website in the spring of each school year.

YGA is now accepting grant applications for youth-directed projects! Click here to access the application.  Deadline for submission is Thursday, January 31.

A Grantwriting Workshop for interested applicants is being offered on Wednesday, January 9 from 5:00-5:30pm at the Foundation's offices.

Check out this FOX8 video highlighting Youth Grantmakers in Action!

Adult Advisor:
   Andrea Hulighan, The Winston-Salem Foundation

Facilitator:  Fred Baker, Leading to Change


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