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Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Mini-Grant Program

Grants to Michigan K-12 Students for Classroom
and Extracurricular Projects in Jackson County

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Jackson Community Foundation (JCF)

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Grants of up to $300 to Jackson County, Michigan K-12 students for classroom or extracurricular projects that improve the school and classroom environment, promote volunteerism, and benefit youth. Funding may be used to support programs, projects, and materials.

This unique program originated at JCF and is now replicated around the state. Designed to introduce the concept of a community foundation, students complete a grant proposal and budget. Proposals that are school or student-oriented will be considered for funding. These include special classroom projects planned by students, or extracurricular activities such as student newspapers, special sports, or music or arts-related projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166320

Estimated Size of Grant:

YAC's Mini-Grant program awards up to $300.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who can apply:

- Grades K - 1: Teachers can either help students write the application or write it for them after class discussion for proposal ideas has occurred.

- Grades 2 - 6: Any student(s) and an adult advisor/teacher of a school club, organization or classroom in grades 2-6 can apply for a grant.

- Grades 6– 12: Any student(s) and an adult teacher/advisor of a school club, organization or classroom can apply for a grant.

As this is a student program, teacher or administration projects/programs will not be considered for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Mini-Grants for the Youth Advisory Committee are accepted every day from October 1st through March 31st of each school year.

15 stapled copies of the mini-grant application may be brought or mailed to the Jackson Community Foundation’s office.

The Youth Advisory Committee will review all proposals and notification of awards will be made within 8 weeks of receiving mini-grant proposals.

No teacher or classroom may submit more than one application during each school year.

For more information about the application process and criteria view the criteria documents in Supporting Documents.

Contact Information:

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

To submit applications:
The Jackson Community Foundation
The Youth Advisory Committee
One Jackson Square, Suite 308
Jackson, MI 49201

For questions:
Cindy Bellew, YAC coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Jackson County