Are you a teenager with an idea for how you can make an impact within your community? Beginning August 1st, 2018 students who live in Palm Beach County or who are enrolled in 8th-12th grade within the county, can apply to become Finalists for the 4th year of the Philanthropy Tank program.
Philanthropy Tank fuels and inspires Palm Beach County’s next generation of change leaders. The program challenges, empowers and equips them to develop and execute sustainable initiatives and solutions to these problems. Philanthropist-Investors fund student initiatives, investing in their community projects. Through one-to-one mentoring, philanthropist-investors also fuel students’ desire, helping them execute initiatives while increasing their ability to make meaningful change.
Students are making an impact in the health & human services, education & youth development, women & girls and community development sectors. The fundamental aims of Philanthropy Tank are to help shape students’ leadership paths and, through their creative solutions, address and improve social issues in our community. To date, Philanthropy Tank has:
- Generated more than $300,000 in grants for 57 student entrepreneurs for 26 projects
- Inspired more than 500 students to get in clubs that support Philanthropy Tank programs
- Impacted more than 200,000 people in our community.
Last year’s Finalists included projects focusing on literacy, clothing and food distribution for those in need, music promotion and computer programming classes for kids, among others.
A total of $100,000 of project funding was awarded. Applications for year 4 of the program open on August 1st and will close on November 4th.