That grant-making can be inclusive and transformative for communities and young people.
Where youth, schools, charities, and funders work together to support social services through grants and public awareness.
For motivating, deepening, and scaling meaningful interactions between people and the social purpose sector.
What is YPI?
YPI is an inclusive, multi-award-winning approach to grant-making that grows compassionate communities by connecting high school students to social issues, local charities, and philanthropy at a pivotal stage in their adolescence.
ACROSS CANADA SINCE 2002
have been provided by YPI’s funders to be granted by youth through our inclusive, participatory process
have developed skills, competencies and positive attitudes towards civic engagement
have learned about social issues from students advocating in their communities
have been helped by frontline social service charities who have won grants through YPI
Canada’s young people are included, empowered, and engaged in creating more compassionate and connected communities where they live, and a more philanthropic future for all.
YPI Canada is growing connected, compassionate communities through our inclusive, multi-award-winning approach to youth-led participatory grant-making. By 2024, our goal is to grant $1M annually to charities decided by 40,000 engaged and empowered youth, and to connect 350,000 Canadians each year around caring for social causes in their communities.
Our strategic priorities for 2019-2024
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See the Charities Youth Advocate for
Take a look at some of the many charities our YPI participants have empowered with their grants.