Youth Making and Impact

Youth Philanthropy Committee

Hamilton Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee (YPC) is a group of 20 students from Badin, Hamilton, New Miami and Ross high schools. Foundation staff and local educators serve as the group's advisors.

YPC student members learn to:

  • Research community issues and needs affecting young people
  • Plan and conduct meetings effectively
  • Make decisions based on teamwork and group consensus
  • Evaluate the merits of grant proposals
  • Make decisions to approve or decline grant proposal

2022 - 2023 YPC Members

Chloe Christen, President

Hamilton High School 

Natalie Janssen, Vice President

Ross High School

Braydon Eldridge, Secretary

Stephen T. Badin High School

Laney Johnson, Recruitment Chair

Ross High School

Josie Halverson, Community Service Chair

Stephen T. Badin High School

Sophia Williams, Needs Assessment/Communication Chair

Stephen T. Badin High School 


Stephen T. Badin High School

Maren Bultman             

Connor Hartford                        

Annie Whalen 

Maggie Peter 

Hamilton High School   

Briella Combs  

Natalie Yarger   

Cassidy Cox        

New Miami High School

Ava Sanders  

Ross High School 

Maddi Sheets  

Mia Jackson         

Eva Hall      


If you are interested in becoming a member of YPC, please complete the application and return all documents by Friday, April 14, 2023.

Organizations supported by our grant making

2022 YPC Grants

YPC Grant recognition guidelines


If you would like to learn more or apply for a grant from the Youth Philanthropy Committee, please click here.

Make a gift to support Youth Philanthropy Committee


If you would like to make a gift to support the work of the Youth Philanthropy Committee, please go to our donate page.


The Youth Philanthropy Committee meets monthly during the school day, typically at the Michael J. Colligan Lodge at Veterans Park in Hamilton. Various subcommittees meet as needed.