Youth Grants

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of high school students from across the tri-county capital region. The YAC makes grants from the Youth Fund to support programs that help teens age 12-18, based on the most recent youth needs assessment survey.

CRITERIA: Youth Grant proposals must predominantly benefit teens in the tri-county capital region of Michigan.

The Youth Advisory Council is especially interested in proposals that provide teens with skills to handle the most pressing teen issues, which currently are:

  • Teen Mental Wellness (depression, anxiety, stress, etc.)
  • Substance Abuse (especially vaping)
  • Violence


The 2024 Youth Grant application period has closed. Thank you to all who applied.

Final grant decisions are made by the Youth Advisory Council in April. Applicants will be notified in early May.