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CALGARY YOUTH FOUNDATION


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Calgary Youth Foundation (CYF) began in 1994 as the first program of its kind in Canada with a purpose to turn dreams into reality. Involving youth in a hands-on approach to philanthropy, the Calgary Youth Foundation provides youth with an opportunity to create positive change in their community by allocating grants to community projects, preparing a presentation and pitching to potential funders. 

HOW IT WORKS

A committee of 8-10 youth aged 12-18 meets twice a month to organize and prepare for two granting cycles (Spring and Fall) in which they allocate funds to deserving projects around Calgary. The committee reviews all applicants, select the recipients and distribute the funds as a team. In addition, the committee organizes fundraising initiatives that contribute to Youth Central’s endowment fund at the Calgary Foundation. Applications for the youth members of the CYF Steering Committee are available in August/September and are selected in October of each year. 

 

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at yoda@youthcentral.com




























NOW RECRUITING FOR THE 2019-2020 STEERING COMMITTEE



























































































































FALL 2019 GRANT APPLICATION DUE OCT 15































Our fall granting cycle is now accepting applications. Please note that if you submit an application, it will not be reviewed until October 2019 and we do not provide funds to projects that have occurred prior to our deadline.  






















JACK LESLIE YOUTH ENVIRONMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS


















In partnership with the Mayor’s Youth Council, the Calgary Youth Foundation facilitates the Jack Leslie Youth Environment Grant. Two school groups are eligible for $1,000 each, and individuals are eligible for $500 each, for a project that will benefit the environment in Calgary. The Jack Leslie Youth Environment Grant is a creative partnership between Youth Central, the Leslie family, the City of Calgary and the Parks Foundation. The grant recognizes the positive impact Jack Leslie, former Mayor of Calgary, made to the city and the environment and encourages youth in Calgary to continue with his efforts. Congratulations to the 2019 Grant Recipients – St. Mary’s High School Environmental Action Team and Earth Guardians YYC! Stay tuned for applications for the 2020 Jack Leslie Youth Environment grant.























































THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY




ANONYMOUS FUND AT



THE CALGARY FOUNDATION