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Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) Grant

Grants to Greenville Area, Michigan Nonprofits
to Address Issues Relevant to Local Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) - Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC)

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Grants to Greenville area, Michigan nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit local youth. Organizations must involve youth in the development the proposal. Funding is intended for activities that align with the Fund's mission of making a difference by empowering youth, enhancing life, and enriching the community.

Grant requests that address the needs identified by area youth will be given primary consideration during the selection process. These needs, in order of priority, are:
- Academic stress
- Negative peer pressure
- Prejudice,
- Bullying/cyber bullying
- Lack of physical fitness
- Mental health
- Sexual culture
- Substance abuse (alcohol, tobacco, drugs)
- Teen driver safety, and
- Poor adult/teenager relations

Other needs identified are learning disorders, school climate, poor school climate, planning for the future, and poverty. But if your grant application does not specifically address one of these needs, your organization is still encouraged to submit an application.

Grant criteria:
- Number of area youth affected by the grant
- Area where youth will be most affected by the grant (geographic location)
- Significance of the grant on area youth
- Ability of the grant to fulfill the needs of area youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176112

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit tax-exempt organizational status is required. Nonprofits should be located within Montcalm County.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for funding is Friday, October 18, 2019. Decisions will be in November 2019. Funding will be available in January 2020.

If you have questions , please call the office to make an appointment.

You may be asked to attend a follow up meeting with the GYAC after you have applied to discuss or answer questions from the GYAC members regarding your application. Please make every effort to attend this meeting if asked.

If you are on the staff at Greenville Public Schools, your GYAC grant application must include a signature from Chief Academic Officer, Michelle Blaszczynski or Superintendant, Linda VanHouten.

Grant information:

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Greenville Area Community Foundation
101 N. Lafayette
Greenville, MI 48838

Amy O’Brien, Director of Grants & Communications

Holly Stephenson, GYAC Advisor
225-1000 ext. 8121

Emily Mason, GYAC Advisor
225-1000 ext. 8305

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Greenville area