Teen Grantmaking Council

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The Teen Grantmaking Council (TGC) is an opportunity for high school age youth across Greater Greensboro to gain leadership experience, meet area youth, voice opinions, and make a difference by making grants to youth-directed projects that address community issues. TGC is designed to train young leaders to make decisions about which youth projects in the community will receive money!

TGC operates in partnership with Leading to Change, Incorporated, and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. TGC is part of a statewide youth philanthropy initiative called the North Carolina Youth Giving Network.


The Teen Grantmaking Council will conduct a grant information session on January 7th at 6:00 pm. to answer questions about the Teen Grantmaking Council grant application. To sign up for the session, please provide your contact information via this form.


What does the Teen Grantmaking Council do?

The Council meets and works with other teens from the greater Greensboro area, including work to:

  • Reach out to youth in the community to encourage them to plan a project and apply for money to carry it out.

  • Review the proposed project ideas from youth-led groups.

  • Make decisions as a group about which projects will receive money.

  • Follow up with and give support to the youth led groups that were funded.

  • Gain important leadership experience and job skills.

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How can teens get involved?

TCG is made up of 25-30 high school students who apply to serve on the Council. TGC is accepting applications to receive funds (aka money) for projects that address harassment and discrimination, food insecurity, mental health, or the lack of school resources. Applications are due by January 31st at 5:00 pm.

How can a youth-led project seek and report on funding?

Traci Poole, Youth Philanthropy Coordinator

Traci Poole, Youth Philanthropy Coordinator

The Teen Grantmaking Council accepts applications for youth-led projects that need funding (money). Please go to here to access the TGC grant application. Paper versions of the application are available upon request. Please come to the foundation to retrieve an application or leave your name and mailing address at 336.790.7830.

The Teen Grantmaking Council will conduct a grant information session on January 7th at 6:00 pm. to answer questions about the Teen Grantmaking Council grant application. To sign up for the session, please provide your contact information via this form.

If you are a previous grantee, please download the grant evaluation form that lets the Teen Grantmaking Council know how everything went. Please remember the grant evaluation form is due December 31st.

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