Teen Grantmaking Council

Teen Grantmaking Council

The Teen Grantmaking Council (TGC) is 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-directed projects that address community issues. The Teen Grantmaking Council is designed to train young leaders to make decisions about which youth projects in the community will receive money!

What does the Teen Grantmaking Council do?

Meet and work with other teens from the greater Greensboro area.

  • Reach out to youth in the community to encourage them to plan a project and apply for money to carry it out.
  • Review the proposed project ideas from youth-led groups.
  • Make decisions as a group about which projects will receive money.
  • Follow up with and give support to the youth led groups that were funded.
  • Gain important leadership experience and job skills.

Interested in serving on the council? The program begins in August/September. The 2017-2018 Teen Grantmaking Council Membership Application is now available. Please fill out the application by April 15th at 5:00 pm. The Teen Grantmaking Council consists of 25 high school students.

Applications for Funding Youth-Led Projects

The Teen Grantmaking Council accepts applications for youth-led projects that need funding (money). The grant application will available in November. 

A partnership with Leading to Change, Incorporated, and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, TGC is part of a statewide youth philanthropy initiative. For more information regarding the North Carolina Youth Giving Network, please click here.

For previous grantees,  here is the grant evaluation form that lets the Teen Grantmaking Council know how everything went. Please remember the grant evaluation form is due the first week in January.


One grantseeking team smiles after being interviewed by us.

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