Youth Community Fund

Teens making their community better


The YCF is a group of high school students from Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe who want to make an impact in their community. YCF is open to students grades 9 – 12 on the Member Team and 11th graders on the Leadership Team. As a member of YCF, you will participate in community service, fundraising and support local non-profit agencies. YCF will raise funds and distribute these funds to local agencies, who provide important services to the BET community, via a grant application process. Grants will be evaluated and voted on by members of the YCF.

Youth Community Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply to be on the Leadership Team?

Applications for the Leadership team will be open to rising-juniors who are residents of Bronxville, Eastchester or Tuckahoe. You do not need to attend a school in the BET community. Preference will be given to those who participated on the Volunteer Team in previous years.

Who can apply to be on the Member Team?

The Member Team is open to rising 9-12th grade students who are residents of Bronxville, Eastchester or Tuckahoe.  You do not need to attend school in the BET community to be a part of the YCF.  Joining the Member team is a great opportunity to give back to your community and discover what the YCF is all about. 

What does being a member of the YCF Leadership team entail?

The YCF Leadership team will meet monthly.  Each member will be assigned to a committee – Fundraising, Community Service, PR/Social Media or Evaluations.  Committee members are in charge of planning events, running a PR campaign for YCF, and conducting evaluations of agencies that apply for grants, amongst other things.  We anticipate the time commitment to be 2-3 hours a month, varying if there is an event going on.

Don’t have enough time or that sounds like more than you are looking to commit to, but still want to participate, be on the Volunteer Team!

The Member Team will participate in a community service project and a fundraising project. By participating on the Member Team you will also learn about local organizations that serve youth in the community and vote on which grants will be awarded in April/May.

Why is there a required $50 donation to YCF in order to participate?

The YCF awards grants every year to local agencies that support programs for the community’s youth. The donations collected from the YCF members go to fund the grants. This money combined with the money raised allow the YCF to award multiple grants and have a bigger impact on the community.

What can you expect to get out of the experience?

You will learn about local agencies, philanthropy, leadership and how it all works together.  Plus, all YCF members will get the satisfaction felt in helping their community, we like to think of it as the warm, fuzzy feeling of doing good.

Finally, how do you apply?

Please click here to apply.

Applications for Leadership Team must be submitted by May 19th.

The Member team will be capped at 100 and filled on a first come first served basis. The Member Team applications will close by August 30th.

Remember, there is lots to do, so if you are interested and willing there will be meaningful work for you!

Thanks for your interest!

Peggy Belles, Amy Korb and The Community Fund of BET Board


Complete your Youth Community Fund Application by making a tax-deductible contribution below.

The application is not complete until payment is submitted.

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YCF in the News


The Youth Community Fund: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
By YCF-Co Presidents, Quentin McCarthy, Frannie Krause, Liam Neild
Stroll The Mile Square, May 2023

Youth Community Fund Holds Second Annual Paddle Tennis Tournament
By Sofia Caballes, Co-Chair, Public Relations, Youth Community Fund
My Hometown Bronxville, March 8, 2023

Youth Community Fund in Action: Two Successful Years with Bronxville Ballet
By Madeline Lescott and Delaney Leddy, Youth Community Fund Volunteers
Stroll The Mile Square, March 2023

Youth Community Fund to Shine Light on Teen Anxiety in Screening of Documentary on March 6
By Youth Community Fund
My Hometown Bronxville , February 15, 2023

A History of The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe
The Bronxville Bulletin, December 2022

Community Spirit on Display at The Community Fund’s 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament
By Public Relations, Youth Community Fund
My Hometown Bronxville, October 19, 2022


The Youth Community Fund Awards Grants to Four Area Nonprofits
By Kamryn Keating, Public Relations Co-Chair, Youth Community Fund
My Hometown Bronxville, June 22, 2022

Youth Community Fund Speaker Panel
By Ted Heraty
Stroll The Mile Square, March 2022

Teeds Host Paddle Tennis Event and Raise Money for Local Nonprofits
By Saya Mueller
Stroll The Mile Square, March 2022

Bronxville Ballet & Youth Community Fund Partner to Provide Ballet to Children in Need and With Special Needs
By Kamryn Kaeating and Hope Hershberg, Public Relations Co-Chairs, Youth Community Fund
My Hometown Bronxville, February 23, 2022

Village Celebrates Third Annual Oktoberfest
The Bronxville Bulletin, November 2021

Youth Community Fund Lends a Hand with Community Outreach in Bronxville, Tuckahoe
By Kamryn Keating, Public Relations, Youth Community Fund
My Hometown Bronxville, October 6, 2021


Youth Community Fund Awards Two Grants to Local Organizations
By Spencer Blumenreich
My Hometown Bronxville, May 19, 2021

Youth Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe Making a Difference in the Community
By Eliza Brennan, Youth Community Fund
My Hometown Bronxville, October 21, 2020