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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.

The Teen Grantmaking Council (TGC) is made up of 20-25 high school students from across Greater Greensboro. Members of our Teen Grantmaking Council will learn about philanthropy, discuss various issues experienced by teens in our community, and work together to improve life for youth in our area. In addition to gaining valuable leadership experience, members of the Teen Grantmaking Council are responsible for making decisions about which youth-led projects in the community will receive grant funding.

TGC operates in partnership with Leading to Change, Inc. and is 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 financial support to youth-led projects, the Teen Grantmaking Council teaches our next generation of leaders about the value of philanthropy and grantmaking processes.

Teen Grantmaking Council members reach out to youth in the community to encourage them to plan a project and apply for grant funding. 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.

Contact Us

For any questions, contact Megan Quiñones at mquinones@cfgg.org or (336) 279-7111.

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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
301 North Elm 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

Currently Accepting Membership Applications for our 2024-2025 Teen Grantmaking Council

Apply Today

The Teen Grantmaking Council, or TGC is currently accepting applications for our 2024-2025 cohort. Students must be a resident of Guilford County attending high school during the 2024-2025 academic year to be eligible to apply for TGC. Applications will close on Friday June 28th at 11:59 p.m. and students should expect to receive an update regarding their application no later than Wednesday July 10th, 2024. Please reach out to mquinones@cfgg.org with any questions.

The Teen Grantmaking Council (TGC) is made up of 20-25 high school students from across Greater Greensboro. TGC members will have the chance to connect with other students from across greater Greensboro, discuss issues impacting teens in our community, learn about philanthropy, and engage in participatory grantmaking by making decisions about which youth-led projects in the community will receive grant funding.

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