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.
2022-2023 Youth Grantmaking Council Members
2022-2023 Voting YGC members include: Noah Bagwell, Audrey Bishop, Addie Borden, Emma Bracey, Kellan Carter, Ella Copple, Kati Craig, Brynley Culley, Mayson Cutter, Marley Fleenor, Ellie Groenenboom, Braelyn Kleehammer, Melea Luttrell, Isabelle Marcum, Katie Montgomery, Rachael Mount, Chloe Mullins, Grace Routt, Emma Spaulding, Madalyn Stallings, Brooks Swank, Landon Toppe, Lucas Toppe, Mia Voiles, Sophia Voiles, and Lydia Wolf.
2022-2023 Members of the Community Service Committee include: Mia Collins, Aubrey Asdell, Hayden Asdell, Isabella Campbell, Chandler Elliott, Skylar Herald, Olivia Higginbotham, Brooklyn Hunley, Claire Routt, Chace Coomer, Karson Higdon, Sydney Mayer, Haley Thomas, Hannah Thomas, Sophie Gricius, Colby Hall, Caden Howell, Jace Luttrell, Brooklyn Moon, Cason Owens, Grayson Squires, Porter Banister, Sloane Barrett, Tucker Doriot, Addison Elliott, Kendra Higdon, Jarin Luttrell, Lia Payne, Hayden Thomas, Kaden White, Michael Wolf, Alex Campbell, Scarlett Herald, Brody Moon, Hailey Schafer, Cason Swank, Brady Watts, Sofia Deirth, Aubree Eldridge, Lauren Hanner, Kaitlyn Johnson, Mallory McGlothlin, Orlando Neace, Bennett Pearcy, Lorelai Smith, Alex Spaulding, Lucas Wimp, Emily Amos, Caitelynn Ashley, Claire Banister, Aven Broadus, Beau Carter, Landon Dillon, Brendan Hanner, Taren James, Caroline Justice, Maddix Melker, Griffin Owens, Jaxon Owens, Tracen Roush, Khloe Watts, and Mason West.
- 2023 YGC Grant Application
- Youth Grantmaking Council Application for Membership (PDF Download)
- Youth Grantmaking Council Brochure (PDF Download)