Youth Philanthropy Announces Grants


Youth Philanthropy is a Barberton High School student committee organized in partnership with Barberton Community Foundation. Every year, participating students award grants to nonprofits benefiting Barberton. Students work together as a grants committee, review grant proposals, develop questions for and interview grant applicants, then make grant award decisions. Youth Philanthropy receives $5,000 from Barberton Community Foundation each year for grant making.  Students selected six nonprofit organizations to receive funding.

Barberton Area Community Ministries (BACM) received $1,470 for their program called Operation Reducing Senior Food Insecurities, which provides home delivered meals to seniors living in 44203 zip code.

Engineering the Future, a program at Barberton Elementary East, received $939.08 to purchase STEM enrichment carts for classroom use.

Soap Box Derby Club at Barberton High School received $938.33 to support food and transportation costs, and award plaques for students attending the Soap Box Derby Championship ceremony.

Students also funded Embrace Clinic & Care Center’s Safety First, Barberton Car Seats program for $705.06. This program provides convertible car seats to families in need.

Barberton Public Library received $539.98 for their program called VR for All @ Barberton Public Library. This grant funds the purchase of one virtual reality headset and case to be use by library patrons.

Students granted $407.55 to Ski Club at Barberton City Schools for transportation costs.

For their final meeting, students met on March 11 for a service day at BACM to pack 160 bags full of nonperishable food items for Operation Reducing Senior Food Insecurities.

2020 Youth Philanthropy Students

Students pack bags of food for distribution at BACM

Barberton Community Foundation