YEP STL Grant Guidelines

YEP (Youth Engaged in Philanthropy) is a program led by high school students striving to make a substantial impact on the Greater St. Louis area by evaluating and providing grants to youth-focused, nonprofit organizations that share our vision.

Funding Areas

YEP will fund programs or projects in the following areas:

  • Pre-K through 12th grade education
  • After school mentoring or tutoring services in low income communities
  • Social services for children and families in crisis

Size of Grants

YEP has a total of $10,000 to give away. We hope to fund multiple organizations with this money.


  • Applicant organizations must provide services in St. Louis, St. Louis County, or St. Claire County (IL).
  • Applicant must be an IRC section 501(c)(3) organization. YEP does not provide grants to schools or places of worship.


  • March 31, 2017 – Applications are released
  • April 30, 2017 – Applications are closed
  • May 2017 – Awards are announced
  • Applicants may be subject to an interview between March 31 and May 7, 2017

For questions contact Barbara Carswell at or 314-720-4406.

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