YACers received piggy banks in December so that they will be donors to the Youth Endowment too!

2014 is a special year for the youth philanthropy program at the Community Foundation: we are celebrating 20 years of youth grantmaking and over $1 million in grants supporting young people and families in our community.  To mark this occasion, the Community Foundation aims to raise $250,000 to add to the Youth Endowment so that we may strengthen youth grantmaking in the next 20 years.

Since the Youth Endowment was established, more than 130 Youth Advisory Committee members have learned about giving time, talent, and treasure by actually engaging in community philanthropy. They have recommended over $1,038,000 in grants to support young people and families in our community and learned valuable lessons about making good things happen in their own community.

Please join YAC members in giving to the Youth Endowment at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.  By reaching the goal of $250,000, we will add at least $12,500 to our youth grantmaking dollars available every year, or $250,000 over the next 20 years.