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 vaping and other drugs, mental health, teen pregnancy, or poor home life
  • Social opportunities for youth
    Engaging youth in social and recreational activities
  • Continued educational opportunities
    Provide Newaygo County youth with educational opportunities to aid in their success in future plans and leadership skills

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


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 Maria Gonzalez.