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Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) Grants

Grants to Northeast Michigan Nonprofits,
Schools, and Agencies to Benefit Local Youth

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) and W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/15/19 Postmarked or Hand-Delivered

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Northeast Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies to improve the lives of local youth. Programs and projects must serve youth residing in Alpena, Alcona, Presque Isle, or Montmorency counties. Proposals seeking "seed money" for projects that are new, dynamic, and that show funding support from additional organizations are given stronger consideration.

The NEMYAC uses the top ten issues identified on the NEMYAC youth needs assessment to assist them in determining grant awards. Half of the available funding will be allocated to programs or projects that address area youth needs as determined by the needs assessment survey. An assessment is completed every three years.

Top Ten Issues:
1. Bullying
2. Teen Drug Use
3. Smoking/Tobacco Use
4. Cyber Bullying
5. Underage Alcohol Use
6. Depression/Mental Health Issues
7. Self Esteem Issues
8. Lack of Things to Do Locally
9. Body Image/Appearance Issues
10. Teen Suicide

Background:
The Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (NEMYAC) is a group of about 50 students, and seven YAC advisors, from the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle. NEMYAC members learn about philanthropy and how to improve their communities through the grant-making process. Permanently endowed funds from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation allow the students to award approximately $50,000 each year to local non-profit organizations for youth related programs and projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175215

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may submit requests up to a maximum of $2,500 per application cycle.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your organization must provide benefits to youth within the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, or Presque Isle.

Your organization must be recognized as a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

Schools and government agencies are also eligible. Grants to religious organizations will be considered only if they serve the general public and do not have religious overtones of a sectarian nature.

Restrictions:
-No grants are made to individuals.
-Applications will not be considered for religious, political or historically divisive issues. NEMYAC has a responsibility to our donors to remain neutral.
-Grants are not made for routine operating needs or budget deficits.
- Grants are made for future projects only. No funding will be given for projects completed before final board approval.
-NEMYAC discourages repeated applications for sustained funding of programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The NEMYAC grant deadlines are January 15 and October 15. You may bring your application directly to the CFNEM office. Applications may also be mailed if postmarked by the deadline.

Board approval is usually within six (6) weeks of the grant deadline. Grants are normally paid within one year of approval.

A representative from your organization will be required to make a brief presentation to the YAC members. You will be notified of the date and location after your proposal has been submitted. Applications requesting $500 or less do not require a presentation.

Deadlines at a Glance: http://www.cfnem.org/grants/deadlines-at-a-glance.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Pre-Application Questionnaire: https://www.cfnem.org/userfiles/filemanager/1xamyrplx0toxx4zsokc/

If you need additional help, please call a program staff member at 989-354-6881 or (toll free) 877-354-6881.

Deliver applications to the CFNEM office at:
100 N. Ripley, Suite F
Alpena, Michigan

Applications may also be mailed to:
CFNEM
P.O. Box 495
Alpena, MI 49707

Kara Bauer, Program Officer
kbauerlemonds@cfnem.org

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