The Youth Advisory Group (YAG), the grantmaking body of The Guilford Foundation, distributed $21,136 to the community at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. Over $12,500 in community grants through the Guilford Interact Student Advisory Fund were given to area organizations providing critical services. This impressive Youth Advisory Group started in 2011 as a collaboration between The Guilford Foundation and the GHS Interact Club to teach the fundamentals of philanthropy. The organization started from a match challenge to YAG to raise current funds for grant making and to build a dedicated endowment fund. The concept was a success, as this dedicated group of teenagers has invested over $130,000 into the community through grantmaking since YAG’s inception and the growth of the permanent fund to over $60,000.