KCF’s Youth Advisory Council announces fall granting cycle

HANCOCK – The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Keweenaw Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for its fall granting cycle, according to a press release from the KCF. The Kellog Youth Fund has made available $15,100 for local organizations benefiting youth in grades 6-12.

To be considered, grant applications must be submitted no later than Noon on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, to the KCF office on Quincy Street in Hancock. Grant award recipients will be announced by Nov. 24, 2016.

Applications are available on KCF’s website (keweenawcommunityfoundation.org/grants-scholarship/field-interest-grants/). Applicants may request up to $3,000 per proposal, and only non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt, school districts, municipalities, and other government units are eligible to apply. Projects should take place before Nov. 24, 2017, and must benefit youth in grades 6-12 in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.

The projects should address at least one area of need highlighted by the Youth Needs Survey, which can be seen on the KCF website (keweenawcommunityfoundation.org/who-we-are/youth-advisory-council/).

The projects chosen each addressed areas of need highlighted by the Youth Needs Survey. Conducted in Fall 2014, the survey collected responses from students in grades 7-12 at local area schools. It found that depression, drug abuse, and harassment represented the greatest challenges to local youth. The survey also asked teens which youth programs would be beneficial to youth in the community. The majority of teens were interested in after-school activities, skill building classes, career development, leadership building, and health programs.

For more information, please visit the KCF website (keweenawcommunityfoundation.org).