Fountain of Youth Philanthropy, 2019
In summer of 2019, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Youth Philanthropy Internship Program brought together nine high school students and recent graduates as summer interns. The 7-week Youth Philanthropy Internship Program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on the successful model of the Heinz Endowments’ own program in Pittsburgh. Throughout the program’s duration, the Youth Interns assessed community needs and developed funding opportunities through Request for Proposals for local nonprofits where a total of $70,000 will be granted throughout Westmoreland County. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.