Become a YEP Member

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The 2018-2019 YEP Membership Applications are now LIVE! Youth Engaged in Philanthropy — a youth-led initiative of Illinois Prairie Community Foundation — manages a $10,000 philanthropic budget to allocate grant funds to local youth-focused initiatives.

The 2018-19 school year marks the 6th year for Illinois Prairie Community Foundation’s Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP)! We are excited to continue work with youth from communities in McLean, Livingston, Logan and DeWitt counties. Please submit an application by Monday, April 23, 2018, in order to be considered for the next YEP cohort. This group will be limited to between 20-25 high school participants. It includes a time commitment of a 3-hour monthly meeting, and 1-2 hours a month for committee meetings, as needed. Additional time commitment per month may vary depending on committee work, review of grant applications, service opportunities and other factors.

To learn more about YEP and to apply, visit or “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on YEP news! If you have any questions about this application or YEP in general, please contact mentors EllaKate LeFebre or Bobby Castillo via the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation office at 309-662-4477 or email them at [email protected].