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 benefiting youth. Note: Separate application is required.