The North Central Michigan Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) recently awarded 12 new grants totaling $16,050 to local nonprofits for programs and projects that benefit area youth. The North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) Board of Trustees approved the Youth Advisory Council’s grant award recommendations on February 21, 2017.
The Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center received three grants totaling $3,500 to support their Outreach and Awareness Campaign.
West Branch-Rose City Schools received $2,500 for the Ogemaw Heights High School Falcon Raingarden Park.
Iosco County Coats for Kids received $2,500 to purchase winter coats for students at Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools.
The City of West Branch received $1,250 for the 2017 Summer Music Series.
Tolfree Foundation received $500 for the “Garden…Plate…Wellness” program
Hospice of Helping Hands, Inc. received $2,500 for its Camp Warm Hearts program.
St. Joseph School received $1,000 to support its “Ga Ga Ball” project.
Oscoda County Library received $1,000 for their “Literature to Life” program.
Catholic Human Services received $1,000 for the Crawford County Youth Drug Free Task Force program.
Mio AuSable Schools received $300 for the “Youth in Government” project.
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. Applications are due June 30, 2017. 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.
NCMCF is a charitable organization that serves as a catalyst and resource to inspire private giving for the betterment of Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties. Led by a volunteer board of local citizens, the foundation oversees a group of permanent endowment funds from a wide range of donors. Gifts of all sizes from individuals, families and businesses 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