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.
As YOUTHadelphia announced the $25,000 grant for Youth HEALers Stand Up!, the five members started exclaiming from their seats in the audience. The group of teens and young adults, who help youth experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, were stunned.
YOUTHadelphia, the Youth Advisory Committee of the Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children, awards thousands of dollars in grants to youth-led groups each year since 2004. The committee awarded a total of $60,000 to five nonprofits, programs and projects on Thursday. But in the past, the committee had only awarded $5,000 and $10,000 grants to any given group.