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Thirteen Organizations Receive Grants From Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund For Children

(YOUTHadelphia students giving $10,000 grant to Asian Americans United. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

(YOUTHadelphia students giving $10,000 grant to Asian Americans United. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A committee of teens, ages 14 to 18, announced the names of 13 organizations that will receive $10,000 grants from the Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children. The announcement was made at the William Way Community Center in Center City.

YOUTHadelphia is made up of a group of teens from all over the Philadelphia area. The young people sat on the Youth in Philanthropy Committe where they spent 6 months deciding  which community groups should receive grants from a 125-thousand dollar fund set up by the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Baseera Watson, 17, says giving away money wisely is tough job.

“I may have a personal connection to a teen pregnancy organization or a substance abuse organization, but they may not fit certain criteria.”

Asian Americans United and Project Forward Leap are just two of the non-profits that received a $10,000 award.

Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio