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YAC Mini-Grants


The YAC Mini-Grant program accepts K-12 student written grants for classroom projects. This unique program originated here at JCF and is now replicated around the state.  Designed to introduce the concept of a community foundation and our work, students complete a grant proposal and budget.  Funds can be used for materials, projects or programs that benefit youth, encourage volunteerism and enhance the school environment.


Grant Amount: Up to $300

DEADLINE: October - March

2021 Grant Recipients

  • Columbia Upper Elementary School: Flexible Seating $300.00

  • East Jackson Elementary: East Jackson Podcast Team $220.00

  • Lumen Christi Catholic School: Essential Baskets $125.00

  • R. W. Kidder Middle School: Jazz Music Grant $277.89

For more information, contact Cindy Bellew, Youth Advisory Committee & Scholarship Coordinator at 517-787-1321 or email

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