Youth Philanthropy Contest

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! 


Links to information and application:
2018 Pre-Application
2018 Application
Flyer and Parental Consent Form (Español)

3 Month Report
6 Month Report
Final Report





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.


Past Youth Philanthropy Contest Winners

2017-2018 Contest Winners
2015-2016 Contest Winners
2014-2015 Contest Winners


Area youth complete FACF Youth Philanthropy Contest.

Music has always been a vital part of who Anya Morozov is, an integral part of her very being.

Jamie Poppe has a soft spot in her heart for children and teenagers who wind up entering the foster care system.