The Hamilton Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee has been making an impact for 15 years by teaching youth effective the importance of philanthropy and volunteerism.
By involving teens in grantmaking, the Youth Philanthropy Committee, made up of 20 students from Badin High School, Hamilton High School, New Miami High School and Ross High School, helps shape tomorrow’s civic leaders. With very little guidance from adult advisors, this diverse group has made a huge difference in the lives of teenagers in our community.
The Youth Philanthropy Committee is responsible for making funding recommendations for grants from several funds at the Foundation: Christopher Courtney Memorial Children's Fund, Butler County Children’s Home Fund, the Exchange Club Fund, Melvin J. and Mary Helen Hauser Memorial Fund, Charles and Elizabeth Heitsman Fund and the Albert Stuhlmueller Memorial Fund. We are grateful for the vision of these donors to allow their funds to support philanthropic leadership for our Youth Philanthropy Committee members.
The Youth Philanthropy Committee awards approximately $50,000 annually in support of youth programs in the greater Hamilton area.