The Philanthropy Council of NE Nebraska is excited to open applications for the 12th Annual Youth Philanthropy Contest. We are encouraging youth to think about how they can make our community a better place by participating in the 2023
Youth Philanthropy Contest. The goal of this contest is to help students learn about giving back to their communities in a hands-on, meaningful way. Students can use their creativity, compassion, and love of their community to make a difference, right here in their own backyards.

• Contest winners will receive up to $1000 to complete their charitable projects.
• Students in grades K – age 25 are eligible
• Individuals, small groups, classrooms, are all invited to participate
• *Before completing this application, you must read through the Youth Contest Guidelines:
• All sections below must be completed and submitted by Wednesday January 18th, 2023 at 5:00 P.M. to be
• The selection committee will be reviewing all applications. Winners will then be announced at the Youth
Philanthropy Contest Awards Ceremony on Saturday January 28th, 2023 at 10:00am at the Norfolk Public Library

For more information, see our Youth Philanthropy Contest Guidelines and Scoring Rubric found on our website: or contact us at

  • Who will be helping you with your project? Name of parent teacher, group leader, etc. You must have their approval prior to applying
    -- If a group has mixed ages, the age group will be determined by the age of the oldest youth participating.--
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  • Media Release Form
    A media release form is required for each participant. Please download and complete the above linked Word document and then attach the completed form.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: docx, jpg, jpeg, pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB, Max. files: 20.
    • Please include a one sentence summary of your project.
    • Project Description

      For more information, see the Youth Philanthropy Contest Guidelines and Scoring Rubric.
    • Here is your chance to tell us what you want to do to make your community a better place. Please respond to each of the following questions.
      Please check each box indicating your project meets these criteria.
    • Drop files here or
      Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, pdf, ppt, pptx, mp4, mov, avi, gslides, Max. file size: 10 MB.
        Upload attachment here. Individual file size limit 10MB.
      • If your project benefits a community organization or group, you must have permission from that group to complete your project BEFORE you turn in this application. If this applies to you, who did you speak to?

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      • Project Expenses

        How are you going to spend your project money? Determining the actual expenses ahead of time will make your project flow much more smoothly. Please detail all expenses related to your project.
      • Add as many rows as needed by clicking the plus sign to the right of the rows.
        * Project funding will equal your budget and will not exceed $1000.
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