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Grand Rapids Community Foundation - Youth Grant Committee (YGC)
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Grants of up to $7,000 to Michigan nonprofits, schools, government agencies, churches, and community groups for programs that benefit youth in eligible locations. Priority will be given to programs in the areas of career and college preparation, mental health resources, and racial justice. Programs must benefit youth in the greater Grand Rapids area.
Proposals should address one of the youth needs identified in the fund guidelines, be creative and well-defined, and demonstrate equitable community impact.
In the fall of 2020, YGC members conducted a needs assessment of students in Kent County. Data from this survey, in conjunction with Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s commitment to equity, informed a request for proposals that address:
Priority will be given to proposals that come from organizations led by people of color (at all levels of staff, board, and volunteers), that serve youth of color, and that build leadership capacity in youth, allowing them to co-create and co implement programming focused on the issues listed above.
Youth indicated that the following types of programming and activities may be useful in addressing these issues. This should not be seen as an exhaustive list, but rather as a springboard for ideation and creative responses and solutions.
Historically, the Youth Grant Committee has looked more favorably on proposals for projects that:
GrantWatch ID#: 178980
Typically, grant awards range from $1,000 to $7,000, with an average award amount of $3,000.
Projects should take place between June and November of the grant year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
For questions related to the content of your proposal, eligibility requirements, or support identifying a fiscal sponsor, call Erika VanDyke at 616-454-1751 ext. 135, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical assistance with the online application, call Keri Jaynes at 616-284-4911 or email email@example.com.
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