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Teen Grantmaking Council

Teen Grantmaking Council (TGC) provides an opportunity for high school age youth across Greater Greensboro to gain leadership experience, meet area youth, voice opinions, and make a difference by making grants to youth-led projects that address community issues.

Giving young people the power to change our community.

Teen Grantmaking Council (TCG) is made up of 25-30 high school students from across Greater Greensboro who work together to improve life for youth in our area. In addition to gaining valuable leadership experience and job skills, these Council members are responsible for making decisions about which youth projects in the community will receive grant money.

TGC operates in partnership with Leading to Change, Inc. TGC is also part of a statewide youth philanthropy initiative called the North Carolina Youth Giving Network.

Why is this initiative important to our community?

In addition to providing much-needed financial support to youth-led projects, TGC teaches our next generation of leaders about the value of philanthropy and how to make decisions about awarding grant money to the most deserving of projects.

Council members reach out to youth in the community to encourage them to plan a project and apply for grant money. They review the proposed project ideas from youth-led groups, decide as a group which projects will receive money, and follow up with groups that were funded.

TGC is accepting applications for high school students to serve on the council. To be notified when we start searching for more Council members, sign up for the TGC newsletter.

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What is the impact of this initiative?

Over the program’s 15 years in existence, 244 council members awarded over $140,000 in grants to youth-led projects in Guilford County.

 

261
Students
$152,230
Total in Grants Awarded
38
Schools Represented

“We want to allow teens to be themselves and take a break from the constant stress at school and all of the other questions that keep teens up at night.”

— Alex Schillie, LGBTQ Center Youth Leadership Council, Alternative Prom Project, Recipient of TGC Grant

Ways you can support Teen Grantmaking Council

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Donate online

Make a one-time donation online of any amount.

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Donate via check

A check made out to “Teen Grantmaking Council” can be sent by mail to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro at:
CFGG
330 South Greene St., Suite 100
Greensboro, NC 27401

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How to join

If you’re interested in donating your time and talent to TGC, sign up for our newsletter to know when our next recruiting cycle begins.

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“We want to allow teens to be themselves and take a break from the constant stress at school and all of the other questions that keep teens up at night.”

— Alex Schillie, LGBTQ Center Youth Leadership Council, Alternative Prom Project, Recipient of TGC Grant

Applying for a grant from Teen Grantmaking Council

Teen Grantmaking Council does not award college scholarships for individuals. This is a grantmaking program for youth-led projects. Grants will be considered for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $2,000. Priority will be given to projects focusing on needs that have been identified as most urgent to youth in our area.

TGC uses the following guidelines for awarding grants:

  • Your project must have a positive impact on elementary to high school youth in Guilford County.
  • Your project must be planned by youth (grades 6-12) and/or adults and carried out/led by youth (grades 6-12) only.
  • Each group must have an adult advisor and a sponsoring organization. This sponsor organization can be a community group affiliated with a school, church, or other nonprofit organization. The sponsoring organization must be a nonprofit organization. The grant check will be mailed to this organization.

 

For further requirements as well as application instructions, deadlines, and FAQs:

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To preview the TGC grant application form:

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330 South Greene Street
Suite 100
Greensboro, NC 27401
United States

(336) 379-9100
info@cfgg.org

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