NCMCF Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Grants
YAC Grant Application
Final Grant Report
NCMCF Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of students from Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda Counties. Working with adult advisors, the members learn about philanthropy and how to improve their communities through the grant-making process. Using funds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the students award grants to local non-profit organizations that are supporting projects and programs that benefit youth under the age of 18 in the three-county area of NCMCF.
- Pre-Application Questionnaire
- Complete the YAC Grant Application. If you reproduce this form on your computer, be sure not to exceed six (6) numbered pages. Use the two-page mini-grant application for grants of $300 or less.
- Do not include additional materials unless specifically requested in the attachments. Report covers, folders, binders, and excess information are unnecessary and are removed before applications are sent to the Screening Committee.
- Be sure to secure the appropriate signatures from your organization (i.e., executive director or person in charge of the organization) before your proposal is submitted.
- Submit the original proposal by the deadline date.
- Prepare to have a member of your organization make a brief presentation (about five (5) minutes) about your project to the YAC members. You will be notified of the date, time, and location of the meeting following submission of your proposal. (Mini-grants do not require a presentation.)
- If you will not be using a computer or typewriter, please be sure your grant application is legible and written in ink.
If you have questions about the grant application process, please contact a program staff member at 877-354-6881. We would be happy to help!
Applications must be sent to P.O. Box 495, Alpena, MI 49707, and be postmarked by the deadline date in order to be considered for funding. Applications may also be e-mailed, but must include correct signatures on the cover page.
Deadline: December 15
About your organization
- Your organization must provide benefits to those within the geographic area of Crawford, Ogemaw, or Oscoda County.
- Your organization must be recognized as a non-profit charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. (Schools and government agencies are also eligible. Grants to religious organizations will be considered only if they serve the general public and do not have religious overtones of a sectarian nature.) Proof of non-profit status is required for auditing purposes.
- No grants are made to individuals.
- A representative from your organization will be required to make a brief presentation to the YAC members. You will be notified of the date and location after your proposal has been submitted.
About your project
- Grants are made for future projects only. No funding will be given for projects completed before final board approval. Board approval is usually within six (6) weeks of the grant deadline. Grants are not made for routine operating needs or budget deficits.
- Proposals seeking "seed money" for projects that are new, dynamic, and that show funding support from additional organizations are given stronger consideration.
- If your program has been funded either two consecutive years or two consecutive grant cycles, you are not eligible to applyfor this program.
About funds available
- Applicants may submit maximum requests as follows: $2,500 for programs in Ogemaw County; $1,000 for programs in Crawford or Oscoda Counties.
- Mini-grants up to $300 are available for Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. (Mini-grant Application)
- For accounting purposes, all allocated funds are disbursed upon receipt of documentation of the expenditures.
- YAC grant applications for each county are due by December 15.
- Applications must be completed and submitted (or postmarked) by the deadline date.
- Grants are normally paid within one year of approval. If necessary, a written request may be submitted for a six (6) month extension.
About allocation decisions
- All allocation recommendations are made by a consensus of the YAC members attending the review meeting. No staff member votes on decisions regarding fund allocations.
- All recommendations for allocations must be approved by vote of the Board of Trustees at their quarterly meeting following the application deadline.
- Highest priority will be given to projects or programs addressing the following youth needs as determined by the biannual needs assessment survey:
- Smoking/Tobacco Use
- Teen Drug Use
Click here for the full 2015 needs assessment
You may use our budget sample to assist you in completing the budget section of your application. (Budget Sample PDF) 60kb
If you are unable to access pdf files, you may contact our office and we will send you a complete application packet.