Iosco County Community Foundation Announces New Grant Awards and Grant Deadline
The Iosco County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently awarded 15 new grants totaling $13,935 to area nonprofits, churches and schools for programs and projects that benefit area youth. The Iosco County Community Foundation Board of Trustees approved the Youth Advisory Council’s grant award recommendations on March 23, 2016.
- The Eastern National Interpretive Association received two grants totaling $3,500 to support Iosco County students attending the Sprinkler Lake Day Camp, and to purchase a trailer to be used as a Meth Lab Response Trailer for local authorities.
- Oscoda Area Schools received five grants totaling $3,000 to support the following programs: Middle School Clubs and After School Activities; Angels Basketball; Oscoda Youth Basketball; Bringing the Music Back; and the Blue Marlins Synchronized Swimming Team.
- Tawas Area Presbyterian Church received a $2,500 grant to support “Helping to Overcome” or H20. The grant will help purchase supplies and materials for a ten-week program designed to prevent high-risk youth from becoming involved in the juvenile system.
- $961.50 was awarded to Tawas Area AYSO for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be kept at the Tawas area sports fields.
- $688.45 was awarded to Harbor Lights Pregnancy and Information Center to purchase educational materials for the Earn While You Learn program.
- $500 was awarded to Hale Area Schools to support their Robotics Team.
- $500 was awarded to Alcona Citizens for Health, Inc. for the “Navigating Children’s Needs” program, which will provide resources for children experiencing trauma-related issues.
- Iosco County Coats for Kids received $109.50 toward the purchase of new winter coats to be given away at the FISH Christmas Gift House.
- Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA) received two grants totaling $2,176. One grant will support the “My Child Communicates” program through IRESA, which will provide educational materials for teachers to assist them in communicating with minimally verbal or non-verbal students. The second grant will support “BEE Camp”, which is a two-day event where students will tour local businesses and learn about entrepreneurship and business through hands-on experiences.
The next deadline for grant opportunities through ICCF is with the Community Improvement Grant. Applications are due May 1, 2016. Nonprofits, schools and churches interested in applying for a Community Improvement Grant can access the application form and criteria at www.iccf-online.org. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, contact the ICCF office at 877-354-6881.
The Iosco County Youth Advisory Council is a group of young people ages 12 to 21 from Iosco County. Working with adult advisors, these youth work to improve the lives of other children in the community through the allocation of grant money. With initial funding support by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, YAC encourages young people to learn how philanthropy can help meet the specific needs of their community.