HCCF announces summer YOUTH grant awards

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 15:36:31-04

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the most recent YOUTH (Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout Hillsdale) grant cycle.  A total of $10,800 has been awarded to area non-profit organizations for projects or programs to benefit young people in Hillsdale County. The following organizations were awarded funding through the Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund:

    Jonesville High School, $6,000 for two bottle filling stations and reusable water bottles for all high school students and faculty;

  •     Pittsford Area Schools, $1,800 for band instrument repairs;
  •     St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, $2,500 as a matching grant for a local summer youth mission trip; and
  •     Jonesville District Library, $500 for the 2016 summer reading program.

Information regarding applying for a grant can be obtained by calling the Foundation office Monday through Friday from 9 am - 4 pm, or by stopping at the offices located at 2 S. Howell Street, Hillsdale, Michigan.  Information is also available online at The HCCF YOUTH was also established in 1991.  The YOUTH Advisory Council has an ongoing program for studying the assets, needs, and concerns of the young people of Hillsdale County.  YOUTH has a special endowment fund, initially made possible by a challenge grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to make available grant dollars to benefit and involve young people in Hillsdale County.