Youth Grants

The Youth Action Committee (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.

Youth grant proposals must predominantly benefit teens in the tri-county Capital region of Michigan.

CRITERIA: The Youth Action Committee is especially interested in proposals that provide teens with skills to handle with the most pressing issues identified in the most recent Youth Survey, which currently are:

  • Teen Mental Health (Depression, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, etc.)
  • Abuse (substance, sexual, emotional, racism, sexism, bullying, etc.)
  • Stress (academic, family, social, emotional, employment readiness, etc.)


The grant application period is Monday, December 6, 2021 – Monday, February 7, 2022.

Final grant decisions are made by the Youth Action Committee in April & May. Applicants will be notified by the end of May 2022.

Questions: Contact Tracy Russman, Community Investment Associate and YAC Advisor

517-927-7729 or

Youth Grant SAMPLE application (for review only, do not submit.)


Youth Grant Evaluation form