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Youth Philanthropy Council

Youth Philanthropy Council


The Youth Philanthropy Council is a passionate group of West Vancouver students dedicated to developing leadership and next-gen philanthropy through youth-led grant-making and volunteerism.


The YPC invites applications, meets with potential grantees, reviews and provides grants from a Youth Endowment Fund for transformative projects that:

  1. Engage young people and contribute to a vibrant and resilient community
  2. Celebrate diversity and create opportunities for inclusion
  3. Address the immediate needs of youth along with the potential for long-term impact and sustainability

The grant application deadline for 2018 will be announced soon.

How You Can Help

The Youth Philanthropy Council is an initiative of the West Vancouver Foundation. Our goal is to support community leadership and philanthropy for young people. If you're interested in joining us, email


Donate to the Youth Endowment Fund 


2017-2018 YPC Members

  • Quillan O'Neill: Grade 12, Rockridge, (Co-Chair)
  • Taydon Sinopoli: Grade 12, Rockridge, (Co-Chair)
  • Alison Shang: Grade 10, Sentinel
  • Andre Zou: Grade 10, Rockridge
  • Anna Edmonds: Grade 11, Mulgrave
  • Ben Taylor: Grade 12, Rockridge
  • Cobb Hu: Grade 12, West Vancouver Secondary
  • Craig Cantilie: Principal, Caulfield Elementary, (Board Liaison)
  • Isha Ohri: Grade 11, Mulgrave
  • Lillian Huang: Grade 11, Mulgrave
  • Naomi Chard: Teacher, West Vancouver School District, (Volunteer Coordinator)
  • Pegah Abyaneh: Grade 11, Mulgrave