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YAC Grant

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a youth-focused and youth-administered grant committee within the Jackson Community Foundation. The YAC program was established in 1989 through a challenge grant from the Michigan Community Foundation Youth Project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Kellogg’s intent was to establish youth as philanthropists and build permanent endowment funds to meet youth-related needs within each community. YAC addresses the needs of youth in Jackson County by awarding grants to community organizations that benefit youth. At the same time, it provides the students involved in the program an opportunity to volunteer their time and talents to better their community while developing philanthropic leadership skills and valuable experience. Since YAC's inception, they have distributed over $1 million dollars to projects that impact the youth of Jackson County! 


​YAC will be accepting grant applications for programs/projects that benefit youth in Jackson County, Michigan.


Eligible Applicants:  501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, school districts, churches and units of government impacting youth in Jackson County, Michigan


Grant Amount: Up to $3,000


Deadline: Not currently accepting applications

Upcoming Grant Round: Fall 2023



Do not open Application prior to reviewing the Manual above. You will need your organization's EIN/tax ID in order to apply.

For information on YAC grants,  contact: Cindy Bellew, Youth Advisory Committee & Scholarship Coordinator by email at or call the office at

(517) 787-1321

NOTE: The system will allow you to save your work by using the buttons in the lower right hand corner of the application. To login again, come to this webpage and click on the "Application" button (just like you did to start this application).  You will be able to modify your application until you click "Submit."


This is our first time using this online application system. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Bellew,

For more information on the Youth Advisory Committee, click here

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