Congratulations to the 2019 Youth Related and YAC Grant Cycle Recipients!
The Youth Advisory Council granted a total of $16,600 with funding going to five different programs and projects in 2019. Below are the recipients: The Lakeland Leaders are Readers received funding to help improve literacy for students of Lakeland Elementary and to create lifelong readers. The Branch Intermediate School District’s AEWE program received funding to replace 10 backpacks and to purchase 9 reusable emergency beacons for back country emergencies. The Bronson Kindness Project through the Bronson Jr./Sr. High School received funding to use their greatest asset (youth) to improve their school environment. The Quincy High School Robotics Team received funding to allow students contact and knowledge in STEM building skills by funding equipment costs. River Through Time (Formerly Civil War Days) received funding for their 2019 Education Day, which provided free train rides for youth, as well as meeting President & Mrs. Lincoln and other officials.
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In general, grants are made to projects that will benefit Branch County and/or Colon, Michigan. In making grants, the Community Foundation attempts to understand both the specific objectives of each grant request and the long-term benefits that the community will receive from the initiative. All eligible grant applications are carefully considered by review committees whose membership includes a broad representation of the community.
Successful applications will be for projects which
Promote development or strengthening of community assets,
Will have a positive long-term impact on program participants and/or the community,
Lead to prevention of recurring need,
Promote cooperation among area organizations with related or supportive missions, and
Will be financially sustainable without continuing grant funding.
An expression of interest or the provision of an application should not be considered a guarantee of funding. All grant requests go through a complete review process before any funding decision is made.
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