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Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

Grants / Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

Funding Provided By Youth For Youth.

Every year, the Barry Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grants thousands of dollars to local non-profit organizations that benefit youth.

A youth representative from the organization must fill out the form; describing the organization, how many members it has, what the grant money will be used for, and how the organization plans on spending it.

YAC usually gives grants to organizations that:

  • Do other fund-raising activities in addition to applying for a YAC grant.
  • Will use the grant money in a way that will positively impact many youth
  • Have not applied for a YAC grant before
  • Use the Forty Assets Program For Healthy Communities

BCF’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has a mini-grant program. The intent of mini-grants is to introduce the concept of the Community Foundation and its purpose to Barry County youth. These grants, up to $300 for elementary and secondary level projects or programs, supply educational funding opportunities which will benefit youth through Barry County school systems.

Deadline:

Regular Grants: March 15 & October 15
Mini Grants: Year-Round

Regular Grants

  • The organization applying must be a 501c3 (non-profit) organization
  • The grant must be written by a Barry County youth
  • The grant must help with youth issues or benefit youth of Barry County
  • The maximum for a grant is $3,000

Download Application

Click below to download the application to apply for Regular Grants.

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Mini Grants

  • The organization applying must be a 501c3 (non-profit) organization
  • The grant must be written with a Barry County youth
  • The grant must help with youth issues or benefit youth of Barry County
  • The maximum value of a mini grant will not exceed $300

Download Application

Click below to download the application to apply for Mini Grants.

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Shaping the Future by Sharing Stories.

If your organization or program has been selected as a grantee please be sure to complete your grant evaluation on E-Grant.

It’s your time to shine! Share your story with us for your opportunity to be featured in our annual report. We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire others to make a difference and change lives for those in our community. Submit your story about your program, why you are inspired by it, its opportunity for impact and how the Foundation bridged resources to make it a reality.