Youth Philanthropy Committee Grants

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.

How it works

A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Application, and then logs on and starts a new grant application.  Your application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it's easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application.  Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.  

Creating your online account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last-minute issues.  At the time of registration, you are required to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization's information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  • Contact information for the organization's Executive Director/CEO

 Helpful tips when applying

  • For the best user experience when accessing our Online Grants Manager, we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher.  Do not use Internet Explorer. 
  • Our grants must be paid to a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit or to a public entity, such as a city, public school or state agency.  All others will need to use a fiscal sponsor.  See form below. 

All applications are due by 5:30pm on the date of the deadline.  You will not be able to submit your application after that time.

Apply for a Youth Philanthropy Grant

The deadline to apply for a Youth Philanthropy grant is February 16, 2024.

Ready to apply?

Click here to access the online grant application system to create your account.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Braswell