The PONCHO Youth Philanthropy Project

The Project Room is pleased to partner with the non-profit arts organization, PONCHO, to host the first PONCHO Youth Philanthropy Project. During the 2012/2013 school year, a dedicated group of young people will meet on Sunday afternoons in TPR to learn about philanthropy though a series of presentations, discussions, and events, a selection of which will be open to the public. At the conclusion of the program, the group will identify recipient(s) of a youth-based education grant.

Interested in participating? If you are between the ages of 15-19, you are invite to apply here.

Stay tuned for the calendar of public events associated with this program.

About Youth Philanthropy Project

PONCHO’s Youth Philanthropy Project (YPP) is for up to 20 young leaders, ages 15-19, with an interest and passion in making a positive impact for arts and education in our community. With mentorship from community experts and PONCHO staff, YPP members will learn about arts education issues, share personal perspectives, participate in all aspects of a grant-making process, and award funding to local organizations for arts education programs in King and Pierce Counties.

YPP meets from October 2012-May 2013 (approximately once a month) on Sundays from 2-5 pm



Founded in 1963, PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Puget Sound through increasing resources and community support for the arts. PONCHO acts as a catalyst for change in the arts sector by leveraging relationships with arts, philanthropic and education communities. Launched in 2012, PONCHO’s Arts Education Initiative ensures K-12 students in King and Pierce counties have equitable access to quality arts education.