Young Philanthropists

Who are Young Philanthropists?

Each year we convene students at area high schools and chat with them about nonprofits and philanthropy.  In the spring, the students select the nonprofits they want to hear from and we schedule those nonprofits to make presentations.  In April, we give each YP team $5,000 to grant out for the causes they care about, and we all learn at the same special event in May who the YPs have chosen!

2023 Young Philanthropist Awards

Coal City High School

  • Megan's Mission $1,000
  • Beans-N-Bites $2,000
  • Coal City Backpack Program $2,000


Gardner-South Wilmington High School

  • GSW Student Assistance Fund $900
  • Beans-N-Bites $1,350
  • CASA of River Valley $1,200
  • Grundy County Sheriff's Department $350
  • Catholic Charities $1,200

Morris Community High School

  • Morris Rotary Backpack Program $500
  • CASA of River Valley $3,000
  • Children's Advocacy Center $1,500


Seneca High School

  • Grundy Area PADS $833
  • CASA of River Valley $2,500
  • We Care of Grundy County $833
  • Grundy County Health Department $833

Thank you to our sponsor CI BDF Private Wealth!