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Become a Young Philanthropist. Click here to JOIN NOW!

The Young Philanthropists is an  initiative of The Community Foundation  of Macon County designed to inspire  young community leaders by joining together to be philanthropists.

By definition, philanthropists yearn to  help other human beings. This group  provides the foundation for starting one’s philanthropic efforts at a young age. Anyone over the age of 20 and  ‘young at heart’ is welcome to join. In  addition to philanthropy, there is ample opportunity to build new friendships through social events and simply  working together for the common good  of our local community.


Frequently Asked Questions

How are grants made?
The annual grant award is made by pooling a portion of the membership donations and the earnings on the YP Fund.

Who decides which charitable organizations receive grants?
Young Philanthropists members participate in selection of the grantee.

Is my annual gift to the YP Fund tax deductible?
Yes. The annual member contribution is $125 per person, or $200 per couple.