May 9, 2014
An article in the Tallahassee Democrat highlights the work of the Teen Philanthropy Initiative’s Teen Board of theTallahassee Jewish Federation. Launched six years ago, a total of 90 Teen Board members have participated, awarding $61,000 in grants, more than $10,000 annually, to both local non-profits and organizations in Israel.
"This year, 12 local high school students, who serve as the Tallahassee Jewish Federation (TJF) Teen Philanthropy Initiative’s Teen Board, awarded grants totaling $12,500 to six organizations that provide important services to individuals in need. Locally, the Teen Board invited the Big Bend Homeless Coalition and The Shelter to apply for a grant. The teens visited leaders of both organizations to learn more about the important work they do and about the specific projects for which they sought support. Both the BBHC and The Shelter have been delighted to work with the Teen Board."