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Youth Grant Committee to award $45,000

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Youth Grant Committee is preparing to award $45,000 to organizations that have programs or projects that serve local youth. The online application is now open, and is due February 11.
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Grand Rapids Community Foundation puts a lot of trust in local youth. This can be seen in the important responsibilities put on the Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee, a group of high school students who annually help award $45,000 in grants. The group is specifically focused on awarding funds to organizations that take up youth-focused causes, and is currently seeking applications.

The online grant application is now open, with a deadline of February 11. Any group involved in improving the lives of youth is encouraged to apply. The Community Foundation is eager to continue supporting youth by awarding the Youth Fund’s resources to deserving groups.

The Youth Grant Committee awards funds to a wide variety of groups. Some of 2012’s recipients include The Grand Rapids Track Club’s Summer Youth Program, the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, and Specialized Language Development Center. The average award given to grantees in 2012 was $3,000.

The $45,000 awarded by the Youth Grant Committee comes from the Foundation’s Youth Fund. Established by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the fund is used to support projects and programs that benefit young people in the Grand Rapids area. To apply for a grant, visit


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