Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council


The Scott County Community Foundation established the Youth Grantmaking Council (“YGC”) in 2001 with a $50,000 grant from the Paul Ogle Foundation and a $4,000 “Angel Grant” from the Moore Foundation. The YGC was formed as a way to get youth involved in the community. After a hiatus from 2003-2007, the YGC was revived and restructured with its current format.

The goals of the YGC are to provide opportunities for leadership development, provide positive peer support, learn about philanthropy and serving the community, form a partnership with other youth and adults, and grow the endowment for the future.

In 2010, the YGC expanded its membership by adding a separate Community Service Committee to allow additional youth to be engaged in volunteering within the community. The “voting” members conduct business similar to a board of directors, with decision-making authority and additional duties of fundraising and grantmaking.

The YGC celebrated 10 years of grantmaking in May 2018 and has awarded over $80,000 in grants since inception.

New membership applications are due August 1 each year, with terms beginning October 1. All new members are currently being interviewed by the youth. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to apply for membership. Youth must either reside or attend school in Scott County to be eligible for membership.

2023-2024 Youth Grantmaking Council Members

Youth Grantmaking Council

2023-2024 board members include: Noah Bagwell, Porter Banister, Audrey Bishop, Emma Bracey, Kellan Carter, Ella Copple, Kati Craig, Brynley Culley, Mayson Cutter, Tucker Doriot, Aubree Eldridge, Marley Fleenor, Ellie Groenenboom, Taren James, Kaitlyn Johnson, Braelyn Kleehammer, Katie Montgomery, Chloe Mullins, Griffin Owens, Jaxon Owens, Emma Spaulding, Maddy Stallings, Brooks Swank, Landon Toppe, Lucas Toppe, Mia Voiles, Sophia Voiles, and Lydia Wolf.

2023-2024 Members of the Community Service Committee include: Isabella Campbell, Skylar Herald, Olivia Higginbotham, Brooklyn Hunley, Chace Coomer, Haley Thomas, Caden Howell, Jace Luttrell, Brooklyn Moon, Cason Owens, Grayson Squires, Sloane Barrett, Addison Elliott, Kendra Higdon, Jarin Luttrell, Lia Payne, Hayden Thomas, Kaden White, Michael Wolf, Alex Campbell, Scarlett Herald, Brody Moon, Hailey Schafer, Cason Swank, Sofia Deirth, Lauren Hanner, Bennett Pearcy, Lorelai Smith, Alex Spaulding, Lucas Wimp, Emily Amos, Caitelynn Ashley, Claire Banister, Aven Broadus, Beau Carter, Landon Dillon, Caroline Justice, Maddix Melker,  Tracen Roush, Khloe Watts, Mason West, Reagan Allen, Makenna Boswell, Caiden Boswell, Kylie Bressler, Brooklynn East, Ian Gricius, Mallory Herald, Corbin James, Gavin Jones, Benjamin Parks, Chloe Payne, Hailey Richey, Luke Voiles, and Max West.

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