The North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s (NCMCF) Youth Advisory Councils, or YACs awarded $18,500 in new grants to Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties for programs benefiting their peers and their communities.
The NCMCF Board of Trustees approved the YAC’s 11 grant award recommendations in February 2022. Grants awarded include:
- $4,500 to Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center through three grants to purchase fuel cards to help clients and families access victim services more easily;
- $4,500 to Rayola, Inc. through three grants to purchase comfort care packages for foster children in Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties;
- $3,500 to Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center through two grants for therapeutic riding sessions for 2022;
- $2,500 to Coalition of H.O.P.E. for a suicide awareness and prevention program;
- $2,500 to West Branch First United Methodist Church for the GAP Kids Camp; and
- $1,000 to Oscoda County Library for the 2022 Summer Reading Program.
The NCMCF YAC is a group of young people ages 12 to 21 from Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. YAC connects youth to their communities through grantmaking and teaches the impact philanthropy has on the present and future.
The next deadline for grant opportunities through NCMCF is with the Community Impact Grant program. Applications are due June 30, 2022. Nonprofits, schools and churches interested in applying for a Community Impact Grant can access the online application and criteria at ncmcf.org. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, contact the NCMCF office at 877-354-6881.
NCMCF serves Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties, and is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM). 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 donate or learn more about how community foundations work, visit ncmcf.org or call 989-354-6881; toll-free: 877-354-6881.