Rose’s Youth Philanthropists (RYP)
Rose’s Youth Philanthropists (RYP) is a regional youth grants committee requesting proposals from organizations that impact youth in a wide variety of fields in Chemung and Southeastern Steuben counties. The S. Roberts Rose Fund was established at the Community Foundation of the Elmira- Corning and the Finger Lakes in order to give youth a voice at the grantmaking table. RYP offers grants of $200-2000 to local youth-serving organizations.
Students: Join the Committee
The Rose’s Youth Philanthropists committee, comprised of two students from seven area high schools, meets the first Sunday of each month to evaluate previous grant awards, develop and distribute a Request for Proposals and award grants. To apply to be part of the committee you must be a high school student. Fill out the application and send it to the Community Foundation.
About RYP & Application (pdf)
Apply for a Grant
Rose’s Youth Philanthropists (RYP) is a regional youth grants committee requesting proposals from organizations that impact youth in a wide variety of fields in Chemung and Southeastern Steuben counties. The S. Roberts Rose Fund was established at the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes in order to give youth a voice at the grantmaking table.
RYP is a responsive grantmaking opportunity designed to empower RYP members to review, score and recommend grant proposals that provide meaningful impact in the community. Submission of proposals that include activities that involve youth to address community need through involvement in arts (dance, drama, creative arts, music writing etc.), advocacy programs, educational classes, mentoring /tutoring, outdoor experiences, “real-life” learning experiences, service learning and treatment services are encouraged. Areas of specific interest to RYP are: issues related to literacy among all ages of youth, stability and safety in the home, and mental health.
The S. Roberts Rose Fund provides financial support for projects, programs and/or activities that serve youth in such areas as human services, arts and culture, education and youth, health, the environment and civic affairs. Previous grants have ranged from $200 to $2000. $8,000 will be awarded in the upcoming grant cycle. All programs that receive RYP funds will be subject to an evaluation within one year of the grant date.
Rose's Youth Philanthropists Grant Guidelines
Who is Eligible to Receive a grant
Rose’s Youth Philanthropists support a wide variety of projects but does restrict itself to organizations:
- located in or providing services to residents of Chemung and SE Steuben Counties
- classified as nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code; or publicly supported organizations such as school districts and municipalities
- who have submitted a grant evaluation for any completed program previously funded by the Community Foundation
RYP Grantmaking Objectives
- Involve youth in the development and implementation of the project, program and/or activity
- Increase community involvement and volunteerism among youth
- Promote values of personal responsibility in youth
- Provide an avenue for internal exploration and personal empowerment of youth
- Respect and promote diversity
- Support intervention and prevention of social problems
- Support and encourage youth creativity
- Develop civic and public pride in youth
April 16, 2017
HOW SHOULD I APPLY
The Community Foundation accepts grant applications to its Rose's Youth Philanthropists Fund through an online application system, Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager.
Begin your online letter of intent and application.
- The first step will be to create a new account. You only need to do this once.
- If you've applied for other grants managed by the Community Foundation using the online system, please log on using your email and password.
- All applications must include a completed project budget and expense form. This form is an Excel file.
- In addition, the online application will ask you to upload your organizations operating budget for the current year.
Instructions for use of the online application system:
Project Budget & Expense Form (Excel File)
Download and save this form to your desktop, complete it in full, save (as a PDF if you can), and upload into your application.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND/OR TUITION BASED PROJECTS must also complete and upload the operating budget and school demographics form.
Operating Budget & School Demographics (fill able PDF)
Who may apply?
RYP requests proposals from organizations that impact youth in a wide variety of fields in Chemung and Southeastern Steuben counties.
Questions? Contact the Director, Grants & Communications at (607) 739-3900, or by e-mail.