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Youth Endowment Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Organizations
for Activities Benefiting Youth in Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/01/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational organizations for activities that benefit youth in eligible counties. Funding is intended to support operational expenses, programs, projects, and services. Funds must serve youth in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties.

Requests should respond to need(s) identified as important by the local youth community in the Youth Needs Assessment (see Supporting Documents below).

Preference is for requests that:

  • Build positive developmental opportunities for area youth.
  • Offer a new and innovative opportunity for the county it will serve (not a duplication of existing services or programming).
  • Demonstrate support by community members and youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130255

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposal requests should not exceed $5,000 (per county).

Estimated Total Program Funding for 2021: $80,000 or $16,000 per county.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Youth Endowment Grants are available to nonprofit, educational, or governmental organizations serving youth in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 1 by 11:59pm.

- Each application is read and reviewed by members of the Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
- YAC Members in each county meet in October/November for a County Grantmaking Meeting to review and discuss the grant applications, and recommend how grant funds in their county should be awarded. Grant applicants may be required to have a representative give a short presentation at the Grantmaking meeting in each of the counties to which they are applying.
- Recommendations for funding are brought to the Foundation's Board of Directors in early December for final approval. Following this, all applicants will be notified of the decisions and grant funds are anticipated to be disbursed by mid-December.

Important Note: If you are applying for a grant in more than one county for the same program, you do not need to submit more than one application. If you are providing the same program, but it differs in cost, implementation or population served, or plan to provide a completely different program in each county, a separate grant application would be required for each county.

For more information about the Youth Endowment, see:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

For questions, please contact:
Gina Thornbury, Program and Grants Manager & YAC Advisor

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
223 Lake Ave, Suite B
Traverse City, Mi 49684

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