What is YEP?

YEP, or Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, is a group of up to 25 area high school students in the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation service area. YEP grants out $10,000 annually to youth-focused efforts locally. YEP is currently supported by an anonymous donor.  However, in 2015 YEP also established an endowed fund to support the organization for years to come. To learn more about YEP please subscribe to our newsletter or 'Like' our Facebook page.

Our Mission

As a part of our Community’s youth, we strive to connect those who care about youth with the monetary means necessary to pursue their vision.

Learn more about the programs YEP has given to!