Success Institute, in cooperation with Career Institute and The Community Foundation, is sponsoring Young Adult Grantmakers.  Young Adult Grantmakers (a part of the Community Foundation and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative) gives young people an opportunity to practice organized philanthropy.  Participants learn about the issues in their communities and endow grants to non-profits that deal with concerns of young adults, while instilling in them the spirit of volunteering and giving.  Participants come away with honed skills in conflict management, leadership, communication, and civic duty.


What participants do:


  • Serve as spokespeople for The Community Foundation, The Career Institute, and The Success Institute on young adult issues

  • Learn about the nonprofit sector and the grantmaking process

  • Participate in site visits and service projects to learn about the nonprofit sectors infrastructure and service delivery programs

  • Send out and review grant applications to non-profit organizations (such as community groups, schools, churches)

  • Present what has been decided to the Grant Review Committee and Community Foundation Board for approval

  • Celebrate the accomplishments of the Young Adult Grantmakers through a Recognition Ceremony and present grant checks to non-profit agency recipients


Participant requirements:


  • Age 18-21

  • Willingness to work in a group setting with effective communication; an ability to share and listen

  • Commitment to a goal and follow through with associated tasks

  • Concern for/participation in community service in the past

  • Willingness to respond to adult mentoring efforts

  • Potential for personal growth

  • Ability to help coordinate and attend agency site visits and participate in service projects

The Community Foundation mission is to strengthen Inland Southern California through philanthropy.  This is done by raising and distributing money and assets to bring more opportunities to young adults in this vibrant region.  The Community Foundation maintains the rigorous national standards for excellence, and is a member of the League of California Community Foundations.


Questions?  Contact:

Teresa Taylor

CEO, Career Institute