Ellen Lively, Logan Bickel, Jon Ismond and Kelly Ronquist of the Petoskey – Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee recently attended the Council of Michigan Foundations Youth Grantmakers Conference at Michigan State University. Chase Bank supported the attendance of four members with a $500 grant award.
The YAC is made up of 26 young people and has been given the unique and important responsibility of overseeing the permanent Youth Fund of over $1 million at the Community Foundation. These volunteers identify the needs of youth and families here in Emmet County and then recommend grant dollars from the Youth Fund to the local nonprofit organizations that can do the most good. Since 1995, the YAC has allocated over $940,000.