YOUTHadelphia 2019 Announces $60,000 in Grants

By the Philadelphia Foundation | May 16, 2019

Emerging Leader Fellow Rashni Stanford and the Youth HEALers Stand Up! have received a $25,000 grant from YOUTHadelphia, the Philadelphia Foundation’s Youth-in-Philanthropy Committee. The grant is the largest in YOUTHadelphia’s history.

YOUTHadelphia, the Philadelphia Foundation’s Youth-in-Philanthropy Committee, today announced grants totaling $60,000 to be distributed to five nonprofits addressing what they identified as pressing concerns for teens: Youth Leadership, Policing and Gun Violence.

“We’re always impressed and inspired by the passion, maturity and commitment that our YOUTHadelphia participants bring to this grant program, which this year included research and exploration of nonprofit finances and outreach,” said Pedro A. Ramos, Philadelphia Foundation President & CEO. “We learn so much from the perspectives of these empowered teens and we look forward to seeing them grow as leaders in our community.”

This marks the 15th year YOUTHadelphia grants have been distributed, with the total amount awarded more than $1.1 million.

In celebration of Philadelphia Foundation’s centennial year of service to the region, a signature $25,000 grant – the largest made in YOUTHadelphia’s history – was awarded to Youth HEALers Stand Up. It fights youth homelessness and housing insecurity and operates under the auspices of People’s Emergency Center in West Philadelphia. This year, more than 50 participants aged 13-24 will focus on advocacy campaigns, community organizing efforts and workforce development trainings to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

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