Would you like to join the SURF Board? Fill out the application and return it to the Davie Community Foundation by Friday, May 24th.
Davie Community Foundation focuses its unrestricted dollars on youth in several ways; one of these is by sponsoring a youth grant-making board called the SURF (Students Understanding Real Futures) Board.
2012-2013 SURF Board: Katie Allison, Bibiana Arroyo, Rachel Baker, Grace Cain, Salem Carney, Robert Daniel, Stephen Daniel, Caroline Davis, Evan Dowell, Morgan Fuller, Scott Gallimore, Molly Hartness, Sam Linville, Noah MacDonell, Saul Navarro, Taylor Nelson, Zachary Osborne, Nick Sinopoli, Hampton Smith, Allison Staley, Brooke Summers, Cassidy Webb
The Board is a group of high school students who raise money and award grants to youth-led projects in Davie County.
This is an opportunity for young people to learn about philanthropy; giving of their time, talents, and treasures to make life better for others. Board members learn about needs in the community, the responsibilities that go along with giving, as well as important leadership skills that will serve them well into adulthood. Click here to view the SURF brochure.
How does it work?
Members meet each summer for a team building retreat to get to know new members and develop a trusting relationship with each other. SURF meets monthly following the retreat.
In the fall, SURF joins youth grant makers from all over the state at a Youth Giving Summit. The board spends the day learning and growing together with other youth.
The Board releases a request for proposals (RFP) for youth-led projects in the fall. This is an application for groups who wish to receive grants. The groups that apply for grants are school clubs and organizations, church youth groups, and other groups of youth who want to serve but need funding to make it happen.
In the winter, SURF makes grant decisions. They exercise good stewardship in the granting of funds and perform regular follow-ups to see that grants are successful.