2024 Youth Council Receptipon

Youth Philanthropy Council

The Youth Philanthropy Council of Middletown Community Foundation awards funds for programs serving youth in the greater Middletown area.

Students from high schools in Greater Middletown are encouraged to apply for membership on the council. Qualifying high schools are Bishop Fenwick, Edgewood, Franklin, Madison, Middletown, Middletown Christian, and Monroe. Students attending Butler Tech or Warren County Technical are also eligible.

Council members attend monthly meetings from September through May. Most meetings are site visits to organizations with youth programs, such as YMCA and Salvation Army, or that serve children with special needs, such as Abilities First.

  • The Council meets during school hours on different days of the week and at different times to accommodate different class schedules.
  • No more than three excused absences are allowed during a school year.
  • Students provide their own transportation. Students often travel together from their school to meetings.

In May, the Council awards grants from our Youth For Youth program.

Youth For Youth Grant

Youth For Youth (previously named Fondersmith and Summertime for Kids) grant. The Youth For Youth grant program is a special grant cycle offered each year for youth-serving programs and projects in our service area. Funding recommendations are made by local high school students who are members of MCF's Youth Philanthropy Council.

Become a Council Member

Becoming a Council Member:

Any high school student (sophomore to senior) in our service is eligible to apply.

All meetings, except site visits, are held at the Foundation office at:

300 N. Main St., Suite 300
Middletown, Ohio 45042