Wyoming Youth Advisory Committee Grants
What is the Youth Advisory Committee?
The Wyoming Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee seeks to improve the community by teaching about the giving of time, talent, and treasure while funding programs that help youth gain advantages and build character.
The Youth Advisory Committee is composed of students representing high schools located in the Wyoming area. We are committed to addressing and improving problems concerning young people by funding programs directed toward youth. Membership on the Youth Advisory Committee is open to any Wyoming-area high school student willing to commit to volunteer. The Youth Advisory Committee is affiliated with the Wyoming Community Foundation Fund.
What types of programs or projects will be funded?
Based on the results of a survey conducted at four Wyoming-area high schools, primary consideration will be given to programs or projects that address depression, getting into and paying for college, stress effecting families (divorce, job loss, financial problems) and pressure to succeed academically. Based on a survey of Wyoming youth, suggested projects or activities include:
- Competitive sports
- “Real life” learning experiences, or experiential learning activities
- Arts, writing, or music-focused activities
- Homework assistance or totoring
- Jobs and career options or job preparation
- Self-defense or martial arts
- Time or money management
- Outdoor experiences, camps, or challenge courses
Who is eligible to apply?
The Wyoming Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee is offering student groups and local non-profit organizations (including schools, churches, and community groups with 501(c)(3) non-profit status), an opportunity to apply for grants from a total available of $4,500. Grants will be made with income derived from the Wyoming Community Foundation Youth Fund.
What makes a good grant proposal?
Historically, the Youth Advisory Committee has looked more favorably on proposals for projects that:
- Have clear goals with foreseeable long-term benefits for youth in Wyoming.
- Are original, unique, and CREATIVE!
- Involve youth in program development and/or implementation.
- Address a need area identified in our survey, and benefit a significant number of youth.
- Have limited funds and lack of other resources.
In addition, the applying organization and its participants will not be discriminated against on the basis of, but not limited to, gender, religion, physical disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.
When are applications available?
Grant applications for 2013 are due by midnight on February 11.
If you have questions or would like additional information please contact the Education & Youth Program Officer, Cris Kutzli, at Grand Rapids Community Foundation, at 616.454.1751 x118 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.