CHEBOYGAN—The Straits Area Community Foundation (SACF)’s Youth Advisory Council recently awarded $4,375 in a new round of community grants for youth programs in Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City.
New Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Grants are:
- Cheboygan Compassionate Ministries, Inc. - $1,300 to support the Summer Breakfast Program and the Back to School Giveaway program.
- Thunder Bay Theatre, Inc. - $1,000 for the 2018 Spring Educational Tour.
- Wolverine Community Schools - $1,425 to purchase new softball equipment and for the Kids N’ Chromebooks project.
- Mackinaw City Public Schools - $300 for the “From Concepts to Construction” project and to purchase items for the “Sensory Bin” project.
The Straits Area YAC is a group of young people ages 12 to 21 from Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City. 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 opportunity for submitting grant applications is through the Straits Area Community Foundation’s Health Care Grant Application. The deadline to apply is June 1, and applications are available at www.sacf.net.
The Straits Area Community Foundation is a charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come. 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 corporations 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.sacf.net or call 989-354-6881; toll-free: 877-354-6881. SACF is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.