Started in 2001, Rose Youth Foundation (RYF) is an initiative of Rose Community Foundation that engages Jewish high school students in collaborative grantmaking. The program is youth-led, empowering teens to use the tools of strategic philanthropy to make a difference. The members of RYF work together to discuss what it means to give in a Jewish way, explore community issues, determine a funding priority, meet with nonprofit leaders and ultimately determine how to grant $60,000 to improve their community.

The 2021-2022 member application process is currently closed. If you are interested in learning more about the program or being notified of the 2022-2023 member application process and timeline, please contact Gillian Breuer.

Donations and Endowment

Help us ensure that future generations of young Jewish adults have the opportunity to serve as community leaders by supporting the Rose Youth Foundation endowment. To date, we have raised more than half of our $2 million goal.