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Youth Council Grant Program Now Open!

AAACF is pleased to announce that
the Youth Council is now accepting applications!

This year, the grant program will accept applications from organizations that support high school age youth and deliver programs addressing:

  • Mental Health Initiatives - Programs and projects which address depression, anxiety, suicide, self- harm, and body image
  • Academic Support Services - Programs and projects doing work to ensure all high school have equal opportunity for success. Including tutoring, mentoring, and other supports to address educational equity
  • Post High School Preparation - Programs and projects that help to prepare high school students for life post graduation. Including job training, college preparation, financial literacy, and employment
  • Anti-discrimination Initiatives - Programs and projects focusing on racism and LGBTQIA+ services
In addition, grants will be available for programs serving youth ages 5-18 which:
  • Support the work of the Juvenile Division of the Probate Court
  • provide services for children with disabilities
Available Grant Dollars: ~$110,000
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Application Submission Process:

  1. Review grant program guidelines at
  2. If needed, register for the NonProfit Portal to receive access to the grant application. All organizations must submit a request for credentials by Friday, February 3, 2023. 
  3. Attend one of three REQUIRED Information Sessions. Detailed information about the Information Sessions and a link to RSVP can be found here. Sessions will be held on January 17 & 24 and February 2.
  4. Submit all required narrative sections through the NonProfit Portal by the deadline.
For questions on the Youth Council program, contact Maryellen Ferro (

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