Proposals for projects that have a positive impact on youth in Wilkes County are now being accepted by T3LC, the youth making board of the Wilkes Community Foundation.  Request that focus on medical/health, education-college affordability, child abuse, clothes/food, and bullying will receive extra consideration. The deadline for applications is January 18, 2013.  Applications are available from the secretary at each of the county high schools, or by contacting T3LC Advisor

Dennis Huggins at or by calling 336-651-7029. 


The project must be planned and carried out by youth, or a youth-serving organization and be completed by March 22, 2013. Youth is defined as being in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.  In addition to 501© (3) non profits organizations, governmental entities, schools, and churches/faith based institutions are eligible to apply.  There is a total of $ 7,500 available, which awards ranging from a minimum of $ 100 to a maximum $ 2,000.


This is the sixth year of youth grantmaking board, which is comprised of high school students from all Wilkes County High Schools trying to make a change in their communities. Their goal is to improve their community by giving their time, talent, and treasure.  With assistance of Wilkes County Schools, the students meet monthly during the school year to learn about philanthropy through a collaborative program of the Wilkes Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, and Leading to Change.  Grant funds are made possible through an anonymous donor and from the youth serving on the T3LC board.


The Wilkes Community Foundation (WCF) is an affiliate of the statewide North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).  WCF is a nonprofit, publicly supported philanthropic institution that manages a pool of charitable funds whose income is used to benefit the Wilkes County Community in grants to nonprofit organizations, educational programs, and scholarships. A collaborative program of the Wilkes Community Foundation, and affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, the North Carolina Youth Giving Network, and Leading to Change.

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