Download the 2020 Youth Grant guidelines

The Community Foundation’s Youth Action Committee consists of teens who oversee the Youth Fund. Using survey tools, YAC members assess the needs of youth in their local community. Local nonprofit organizations that address the issues identified in the survey will be personally invited to apply for a Youth Grant. 

The Capital Region has three YAC branches: Charlotte, St. Johns and Greater Lansing.


Youth Action Committee members invite agencies to apply between December 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020. Grant decisions are made during April 2020, with notification of grantees and availability of funds in May. Funds must be requested within one year of grant approval date.


Organizations eligible for Youth Grants must serve youth and teens in Ingham, Eaton or Clinton counties, and must be one of the following:

  • A public or non-profit private school
  • A registered student organization within the school
  • A non-profit charitable organization with IRS 501(c)3 status
  • A governmental entity that serves youth 

The Youth Action Committee is especially interested in proposals that address the teen and youth priority issues identified in the youth Needs Assessment survey.

To find out how to be invited to apply for a 2020 Youth Grant, please contact us to discuss your grant idea and to verify eligibility. 

Tracy Russman, Community Investment Associate. 517-664-9853

YAC Grant Forms

YAC grant evaluation [DOC]
YAC grant request for payment [DOC]
Apply for a Youth Grant (Application will open December 1, 2019)

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