Sharing passions with future generations is demonstrated through the scholarship endowment honoring the memory of Joe Brisson.
A local athlete and soccer player, Joe had an adventurous spirit and a zest for life that carries on through the high school senior recipients of this scholarship.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Youth Endowment was one of the first in our history - and is part of the story of the beginning of the Community Foundation. It was established through a matching grant opportunity from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. For every $2 that was raised for other endowments, $1 was matched for the Youth Endowment. Donors came together, contributing $4 million to the brand new Community Foundation, allowing for the creation of a $2 million Youth Endowment. High school students from across the region participate in a Youth Advisory Council Program, learning about philanthropy and recommending grants from the Youth Endowment.
Grant awards support programs and services benefitting youth. Note: Separate application is required.