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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 now accepting applications for funding for youth-led projects. Click the ‘How to Apply’ tab to learn more.

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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

Applying to be a TCG Member

TGC Councilmember requirements:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Teen Grantmaking Council! We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Teen Grantmaking Council cycle. Applications for the 2023-2024 Teen Grantmaking Council will open in Spring 2023.

Teen Grantmaking Council Requirements:

Eligible teens must be Guilford County residents who are attending high school during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Please contact Megan Quiñones at mquinones@cfgg.org or (336) 279-7111 for more information.

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