2023 Youth Contest Now Accepting Applications!

The Philanthropy Council of Northeast 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. Applications for the 2023 Youth Philanthropy Contest are now available!

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Before submitting your application, please read through the Youth Philanthropy Contest Guidelines [pdf].

Click here to fill out the 2023 Youth Philanthropy Contest Application. Applications are due January 18, 2023!

Youth Contest Now Open for 2021!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Youth Philanthropy ContestYouth Philanthropy Contest Logo!

The Youth Philanthropy Contest is an exciting opportunity for youth and young adults to use their creativity and compassion to make a difference.  We want people from Kindergarten through age 25 to ask themselves this question: How can I make a difference in my community?

Read the full guidelines for the contest and review how your project will be scored before submitting your application.

When you’re ready, fill out the online application here!

Our 2020 Sponsors

We couldn’t do the work we do without the support of generous individuals and businesses who believe in the power of giving back. Thank you to this year’s sponsors so far!  It’s also never too late to give. Please let us know if you’re interested in being a Philanthropy Council Sponsor!

Platinum Sponsors ($1,000+)

  • Daycos
  • Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust
  • Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund

Gold Sponsors ($500-$999)

  • Appeara
  • McMill CPAs & Advisors

Silver Sponsors ($250-$499)

  • Dinkel Implement
  • Faith Regional Health Services
  • Mark & Kathleen Hall
  • Norfolk Lions Club
  • Norfolk Noon Kiwanis

Youth Philanthropy Contest Details

Drop off your projects at Norfolk Public Library on Friday January 24 from 3-4:45pm or Saturday, January 25 from 9:30-11:30am.

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The Youth Project Showcase and Awards will be at the Norfolk Public Library on Saturday, January 25 from 3:30-5pm. Participants will talk about the projects during a s

hort program and winners will be announced!

Whether you are submitting a project or not, we hope you’ll join us to see what amazing ideas our young people submit!