The North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) are sending over $20,000 in new grants back into Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties for youth programs benefiting their peers and their communities.
The North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) Board of Trustees approved the Youth Advisory Council’s 17 grant award recommendations, totaling $20,476, on February 20, 2018. Grants awarded include:
The North Central Michigan Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council is a group of young people ages 12 to 21 from Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. Working with adult advisors, these youth work to improve the lives of other children in their communities 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.
The next deadline for grant opportunities through NCMCF is with the Community Impact Grant program. Applications are due June 30, 2018. Nonprofits, schools and churches interested in applying for a Community Impact Grant can access the application form and criteria at www.ncmcf.org. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, contact the NCMCF office at 877-354-6881.
The North Central Michigan Community Foundation serves Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. NCMCF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM), which holds combined assets of over $47 million. CFNEM serves as the administrative arm for its affiliate foundations. NCMCF is led by a volunteer board of local citizens 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. 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 www.ncmcf.org or call 989-354-6881; toll-free: 877-354-6881.