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 our 2019 winners of our Youth Philanthropy Contests! All winners received grants of up to $1,000 to help implement their projects!
Grades 9-12 Winner
Project Santa, Joanne Shin and Dayeon Lee with Archbishop Bergan Key Club
Archbishop Bergan Key Club executed an endeavor dubbed “Project Santa” which included purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts in an effort to guarantee every youth currently staying at Jefferson house will receive presents at Christmastime.
Bergan students and Key Club members delivered dozens of presents to the Jefferson House.
Hygiene Bags, 4-H Expeditions / 4-H Club
For the past year, several of the youth have been making fabric bags, which then are filled with hygiene supplies for residents of LifeHouse homeless shelter in Fremont.
Club members Hannah Weyhrich, Ariana Pitterson and Leah Stine applied for the grant to get funds to buy supplies to make the fabric bags.