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Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists

Operating under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Burke County, Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists (“BYOP”) was created in 2016. Sara Black Moses, a native of Burke County, leads the organization and serves as volunteer Director of BYOP. The group consists of students representing four high schools in Burke County as well as students from recognized homeschools. The students are focused on developing philanthropy skills as well as gaining a better understanding of the needs in Burke County. They will work together to identify community needs and will begin accepting grant applications from Burke County nonprofits in the spring of 2020.

Contact Nancy W. Taylor by email or by calling (828) 437-7105 if you would like further information about the program or if you are interested in becoming a donor.


The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropist exists to engage and empower youth through learning and serving to strengthen our community.

BYOP Officers
Dorian Gregory - Co-Chair
Skye Scoggins - Co-Chair
Gillian Abee-Freeze - Treasurer
Ella Evans - Secretary
Sterling Hall - Publicity Officer

Sara Black Moses, BYOP Director


2019 Grant Recipients


BYOP Committee


The BYOP 2020-2021 Application is due June 19, 2020.  Click on this link to access the application.   If you have questions, contact Nancy W. Taylor by email or by calling (828) 437-7105.