March 3, 2021
The North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s (NCMCF) Youth Advisory Councils, or YACs awarded $19,621 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 16 grant award recommendations in February and March. Grants awarded include:
In addition to these regular annual YAC grants, an additional $5,000 was awarded to local organizations with programs and expenses related to needs arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for these projects comes from a grant from the Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project Committee of the Council of Michigan Foundations to the Crawford and Oscoda County Kellogg Youth Funds of NCMCF to be recommended by those Youth Advisory Councils specifically for pandemic-related needs. Grants awarded include:
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, 2021. Nonprofits, schools and churches interested in applying for a Community Impact Grant can access the application form 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 make a donation or learn more about how community foundations work, visit ncmcf.org or call 989-354-6881; toll-free: 877-354-6881.