Starting in 2017, Youth Council is transitioning to a single grant cycle per year. This grant cycle will typically launch in February with grant decisions being distributed in June. The average grant size can be expected to be around $10,000.
At the broadest level, Youth Council will review grant applications for programs that serve area youth between the ages of 5-18. Youth Council is particularly interested in programs that are youth-initiated or involve youth in decision-making.
Youth Council Needs Assessment
The original W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant that established AAACF’s Youth Council in 1989 requires that Youth Council conduct a needs assessment every three years to identify the concerns and needs of our community's youth.
The purpose of the Needs Assessment Survey is to gain a better and deeper understanding of the issues that are of greatest concern to young people in our community. Survey results help shape Youth Council’s funding priorities and identify possible opportunities to effect change. Youth Council also feels that the Needs Assessment Survey helps to give a real and credible voice to the population it is trying to serve.
December 2016 Needs Assessment Results and Funding Priorities