Youth Advisory Council (YAC) grant pre-application forms are due Nov. 6, 2015. In order to be considered for grant funding, a pre-application form must be completed and submitted to the Foundation prior to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, 2015, said Carol Soule of the Shiawassee Community Foundation. “Grants are awarded to qualifying organizations including nonprofits that are tax-exempt under section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, schools, health and human service organizations, municipalities, and other governmental organizations.
“All grants are to be used for charitable purposes and cannot be awarded to individuals. Funding priorities are those that focus on program activities in youth development, the arts, health, education, recreation, environmental and programs that assist at-risk and low-income individuals in our county.
“Prospective grantees will be contacted after their pre-application questionnaire is reviewed by the Youth Advisory Council and will be advised if a full grant application can be submitted. All grant requests must meet the criteria of the fund as well as all required legal requirements of the Foundation.
“Please feel free to contact either Jessica Houska at (989) 720-7441 or Carol Soule at (989) 720-7440 if you have questions regarding a YAC grant request or to obtain a pre-application form.”