Fenn School Youth Granted $9k Under Youth in Philanthropy Program
Foundation for MetroWest announced today that youth from the Fenn School in Concord distributed $9,000 in grants to area organizations as part of the Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy Program.
“It is important for our youth to participate directly in community philanthropy,” said Judith Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest. “Through the Youth in Philanthropy program they learn valuable skills that will lay the groundwork for sustaining our communities in the future.”
Participating youth from the Fenn School reviewed grant proposals, conducted site visits, and made final decisions on grant distributions. Grant recipients include Room to Dream Foundation ($3,000), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/MetroWest ($2,500), Concord Youth Theatre ($1,750), and Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding program ($1,750).
Youth in Philanthropy is a hands-on, semester-long program that teaches school students the fundamentals of grant making, giving back to the community, and the nonprofit world. The Foundation for MetroWest partners with area schools to facilitate the program. If you are interested in learning more about the Youth in Philanthropy program visit us online at www.FoundationforMetroWest.org.
About Foundation for MetroWest
Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in MetroWest. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens. It’s about making lives better. It’s about making giving easier. It’s about MetroWest. For more information please visit us online at www.FoundationforMetroWest.org.