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Wayne County Community Youth Foundation Grants Program

Wayne County Community Youth Foundation Grants Program

Deadline: 1-Feb-21

Charitable organizations serving the youth of Wayne County are invited to apply for grants from the Youth Foundation Fund.

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The Wayne County Community Youth Foundation (“YF”) was established in Fall 2012 from donations to establish a Wayne County Community Youth Foundation Fund (“YF Fund”). The Youth Foundation is a part of the WCCF and shall adhere to all WCCF policies. Members of the YF shall be youth advisors, who evaluate grant requests and recommend action for approval by the WCCF Board of Trustees.

The Foundation’s charitable grant making includes both capital and program grants which are awarded in the following categories: Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Civic & Community Affairs; Conservation & Environment; Education; Health & Wellness; and Human Services.

In order to make the best use of available funds, the Foundation looks for one or more of the following when reviewing proposal requests:

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The project is a well-planned approach to solving a problem and delivering services.
The use of funds will be efficient and effective.
Foundation support is vital or catalytic to the success of the project.
The proposed project is expected to continue after the grant ends.
Expenses will be reduced by sharing resources with other agencies or groups.
Due to the nature and size of grants available for youth funding, most YF grants will most probably be to support new initiatives or operating expenses.
The Foundation normally does not approve grants from the Youth Foundation Fund to support:

Deficit financing;
Endowment funds;
Annual appeals or membership contributions;
Conferences, field trips, travel or recognition events;
They are nonsectarian so they don’t support religious organizations for religious purposes. They do support them for non-religious programs, like hunger centers or job training or childcare.
The Youth Foundation may not award any grants for scholarships from the YF Fund.
Funding Information

Awarded grants are generally in the range of $500-$2,000 each.

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Eligibility Criteria

Grants are limited to activities and organizations benefiting the greater Wayne County, Ohio area. More specifically, grants from the YF Fund shall be limited to only organizations that benefit youth activities within the greater Wayne County, Ohio area. Grants may not be used to carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office, or to conduct, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive (within the meaning of Section 4945(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code).
The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Code as nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations, educational institutions, or to qualified governmental agencies. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals except through scholarship funds.
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