The Iosco County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently awarded six new grants totaling $10,651 to area nonprofits for programs and projects that benefit area youth. The Iosco County Community Foundation (ICCF) Board of Directors approved the Youth Advisory Council’s grant recommendations on March 24, 2021.
- Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center received $2,500 for “Project Renew”, which will support the center’s adolescent youth Equine Assisted Activities therapeutic programming;
- Ascension St. Joseph Foundation received $2,500 for the “Reach Out and Read” program;
- FISH Inc. Oscoda received $2,500 for basic needs items for Iosco County youth:
- Iosco County Coats for Kids received $1,750 for the “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” project, which will provide coats and gloves to Iosco County children;
- Huron Hockey and Skating Association received $1,000 for its skate rental program;
- D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm received $401 to build and repair fencing and shelters for animals.
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 teaches young people the importance of philanthropy through community service, leadership and grantmaking.
The next deadline for grant opportunities through ICCF is with the Community Improvement Grant. Applications are due May 1, 2021. Nonprofits, schools, government agencies and churches interested in applying for a Community Improvement Grant can access the application form and criteria at iccf-online.org.
The Iosco County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM), which serves as the administrative arm for ICCF. Committed to providing people who care about the future of the region and its communities with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come, ICCF is led by a volunteer board of local citizens. The foundation oversees a group of permanently endowed funds from a wide range of donors. Gifts of all sizes from individuals, families, businesses and agencies are invested in a balanced, well-managed portfolio to build endowments, enabling support for local community nonprofits now and forever. To make a donation or learn more about how community foundations work, visit iccf-online.org or call 989-354-6881; toll-free: 877-354-6881.