The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a unique opportunity to learn about philanthropy, grantmaking, volunteerism, and a place to develop and strengthen leadership skills and have fun!
The YAC meets is compromised of middle and high school-aged youth throughout southeast Michigan who meet monthly, evaluate grant applications, and make recommendations to fund projects and programs that support youth organizations in southeast Michigan.
For more than 20 years, our YAC members have recommended over 196 youth-serving grants totaling more than $1.3 million.
The Youth Leadership project makes several grants each year that typically range in size from $2,500 to $20,000. The grants are made to local nonprofit organizations or school districts proposing a project that will either involve youth in the development of the program or will build opportunities for youth leaders.
The 2017-2018 applications are closed. Please leave your name and email address if you would like to be notified of when they are open again in the Spring of 2018.