Supporting positive opportunities for youth.

Grants are available for programs that improve the quality of life for youth in Newaygo County. Applications are evaluated by members of the Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). The group uses the results of needs assessment surveys distributed in local schools to develop funding priorities. Organizations may apply for up to $12,500.

Funding priorities

  • H.E.L.P. (Helping Everyone Live Positively)
    Support for Newaygo County youth who face challenges with drugs, questioned sexuality, teen pregnancy, or poor home life
  • Social opportunities for youth
    Building and improving recreational and educational activities for the youth of Newaygo County
  • Continued educational opportunities
    Provide youth with helpful skills to aid in their success in employment and leadership in Newaygo County

For more information on eligibility for Community Foundation grants and other helpful resources, visit our Before You Apply page.

Timeline

Application deadline* March 1
Grant notifications April

*If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, grant applications will be due on the next business day.

For more information, contact YAC advisors Patti Wheater or Liz Mansfield.