Serving Sangamon and surrounding counties

Supporting

initiatives & projects

Young Philanthropists

    

FUNDING THE FUTURE - TOGETHER.

                 
                                                                       


Launched in 2006, Young Philanthropists invigorates community leaders to join together to be philanthropists and to learn more about themselves as donors.

By pooling and leveraging our resources, we are creating greater community impact by growing the Future Fund – a permanent endowment fund at the Community Foundation that has awarded $69,000 to local programs that help children and youth. Grants are determined through a competitive process with members serving on the selection committee.

2017 Events

Young Philanthropists hosts three events each year at no cost to members. The events are opportunities to meet other members, learn more about local charitable causes and just have fun!

Save the Date!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Annual Fall Family Event
Join us for our member's only Fall Event at Pumpkin Creek Farms in Sherman from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bring the entire family out to enjoy food, fellowship, philanthropy, and fall activities provided by Pumpkin Creek Farms! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Annual Grant Reception
We will host our 12th annual Grant Reception at the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum on December 7 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Please join us as we recognize and our award our 2017 grant recipient(s)! 

Join Young Philanthropists 

Membership is easy.

Simply complete the Reply Form and make an annual tax-deductible contribution of $125 – 100% of which is directed to the Future Fund. You may also make your contribution online.

Annual membership contributions are due on or before December 31st of each calendar year. Anyone over the age of 21 and ‘young at heart’ is welcome to join, and new members are welcome at any time.

Download the Young Philanthropists brochure here. For more information contact Stacy Reed at reed@CFLL.org or 217/789-4431.

Grant Awards

Since Young Philanthropists was founded in 2006, a total of $69,000 has been awarded to local organizations for programs that have improved the lives of children and youth.

Each year 25% of member contributions are giving out in grants, and 75% are directed to the Future Fund. Earnings from the Future Fund add to the annual grantmaking total.

View a list of past grant awards here.

Leadership

2017 Steering Committee members are:

Jenna Davlin, chair
Britt Holzmacher
Rob Patino
Dan Pietroburgo
Chandra Roberts
Micah Roderick
Courtney Westlake

2016 Members

Thank you to all who have contributed to The Future Fund!
View the list of 2016 Young Philanthropists members here.

Photo Gallery

View photos from our past events.
[photographs courtesy of Westlake Photography and Tara Long Photography]

Our Stories

Eck Family Fund Looks to the Future
Read more

Stay Informed

Sign up here for our
newsletter and receive
updates!