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Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout Hillsdale (YOUTH) Grants

Grants to Hillsdale County, Michigan Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Schools to Benefit Young People

GrantWatch ID#: 175646
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Hillsdale County Community Foundation - WK Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund

11/01/16 4:00 PM Receipt

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Grants to Hillsdale County, Michigan nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools to improve the lives of youth (up to age 21). Applicants are required to contact program staff prior to applying. Program areas include education, social services, recreation, community development, fine arts, health and wellness, environmental issues, and improvement in the physical, mental, and moral conditions of Hillsdale County young people.

The YOUTH give priority to programs which:

-Reach as many people as possible in the county
-Increase individual access to community resources
-Examine and address the underlying causes of local problems
-Promote personal independence and achievement
-Seek challenge or matching grants
-Attract volunteer resources and support
-Strengthen the private, nonprofit sector
-Encourage collaboration with other organizations
-Build the capacity of the applying organization
-Support the start-up of new programs that solve critical local problems or address critical local needs
-Focus on prevention
-Low priority is given to requests for bricks and mortar, and ongoing programs where alternative funding is not planned to carry a program/project forward following a Foundation grant.

The YOUTH welcome grant applications from the Hillsdale County area or outside Hillsdale County if a significant number of the youth to be served reside within Hillsdale County.

Applicants shall be tax exempt according to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an educational institution, or a governmental unit.

Grant requests must include youth in the planning and implementation of the project. The application must be filled out by the youth of the applying organization, with the only exception being a project involving very young children. Please contact the HCCF for exemption authorization.

The current objectives of the Foundation do not allow grants for:
-Religious or sectarian purposes
-Legislative or political purposes
-Capital campaigns
-Routine maintenance, including office equipment
-Administrative costs for maintaining the present operation of an organization, including, but not limited to, staff salaries, wages, and benefits. Salaries may be considered on a case-by-case basis only as related to direct program expenses, not daily operations.
-Education requests that supplant rather than supplement the ongoing operations of the school district such as equipment or education materials, including state-mandated/benchmark core curriculum supplies and resources.

The Foundation requires applicants to call and discuss their project with the President/CEO or YOUTH Coordinator prior to submitting the application.

To be considered for funding, the original application and one copy of all attachments must be received no later than 4:00 PM, November 1 at the HCCF offices.

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

Michelle Henthorne, Youth Coordinator

Hillsdale County Community Foundation
2 S. Howell Street
PO Box 276
Hillsdale, MI 49242

P: (517) 439-5101
F: (517) 439-5109

Hillsdale County

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