Philanthropy and Youth Club Announces Granting Decisions

Della Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

This year’s Philanthropy and Youth Club presented their grant proposal on March 21 in NDSU’s Barry Hall to board members from the Barry Foundation. Each year South receives $5,000 to grant to nonprofits around the community. PaY Club spends the year researching and visiting nonprofits before choosing the ones they feel align with their values.

South’s PaY Club selected eleven nonprofits to receive grants between $250 and $1,000. Their focus for this year is sustainability, both environmental and financial.

They felt that these nonprofits fit their criteria and proposed grants: Audubon Dakota Society, 4 Luv of Dog Rescue, Minn-Kota PAAWS, Gateway to Science, Vocational Training Center, Anne Carlsen Center, Gigi’s Playhouse, Red River Human Services Foundation, The F5 Project, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

South’s PaY Club also led three inspire.lead.share (volunteer) projects this year. They collected hygiene items for the New Life Center in December, and in March participated in the Able Games and helped run STEM activities with Gateway to Science at Madison Elementary.