Giving youth an opportunity to express their creativity, compassion, and talent to make a difference in their community is what the Fremont Area Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Contest is all about. The contest allows kids grades K-12 to come up with innovative projects that are philanthropic in nature and help our community grow and change for the better. Philanthropy is a big word, but can easily be understood as "giving of your time, talents, and treasure for the benefit of all."
Projects for the Youth Philanthropy Contest should have a positive effect in the community. Project ideas could be something you've been thinking about for a while, or even a completely new idea. The main goal is for all projects to benefit others in the Fremont area. You could save something, create something, or change something. How will you make a difference in our community? Grab a friend, form a group, or set out on your own, and start planning your next great idea to give back to the community that has done so much for you!
Check out a couple of the past winners of our Youth Philanthropy Contests! All winners received grants of up to $1,000 to help implement their projects!
Grades 5-8 Winner
"Building Hope" - Trinity & Bergan STEM Club
Students from Fremont's Trinity and Bergan schools are making STEM kits for the children of Fremont's Care Corp. The project aims at bringing children hope through their own creativity in using the STEM kits!
Jessica Janssen Youth Philanthropy Award
"Implementation of the Music & Memory Program in the Fremont Community" - Anya Morosov of Fremont (Fremont High School)
Anya raised funds to enable a local nursing home to become a Certified Music & Memory Care Facility so that personalized music can enrich the lives of nursing home residents. Check out the Fremont Tribune article: "Music Helps Several Patients".