Below is a recent press release outlining 2018 grant opportunities and announcing the last of the YAC grants from 2017!
The Huron County Community Foundation is excited to announce the 2018 grant schedule for both HCCF Grants and grants from the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).
“We’ve received feedback from past grantees and organizations around the county about the structure of our grant cycles, so for 2018, we are making some changes” said HCCF Executive Director Mackenzie Price Sundblad. In past years the YAC has awarded grants to programs impacting youth in the Spring and the HCCF Board has done one grant round in the Fall to make awards from the rest of the funds. This year, both the YAC and the HCCF Board will be conducting two grant rounds a piece.
“Our goal with the additional rounds is to support time sensitive projects that are positively impacting our community” added Price Sundblad. The new grant rounds will be as follows. The HCCF Board will receive grant applications in February and August starting in 2018. The Youth Advisory Committee, a coalition of young people from each of the county’s high schools, will accept grants impacting youth in April and December of each year. Priority funding areas for both the YAC and HCCF Grants will be listed on the information page of the grant applications, which will be available on the HCCF website.
The YAC recently implemented their second cycle during December 2017. The YAC made grant awards to Country Corners 4-H Club and the Thumb Area STEAM Showcase. Country Corners 4-H will be updating the display cases in the 4-H Building at the Huron Community Fair. The Thumb Area STEAM Showcase, hosted by the Huron ISD, is in its third year under the current name and provides a free venue for students to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math related activities and careers.
When asked how those interested would know specific dates for the grant cycles in February, April, August, and December, Price Sundblad said the following. “The best ways to stay up-to-date on when the grant cycles officially open and we are accepting applications is through our Facebook page and our E-Newsletter. Be sure to find us on Facebook or sign up to receive the electronic newsletter through our website, because those are the first two places that hear about our grant cycles.” Those will also be the place the HCCF announces any special grant cycles, like their recent Back to School and Thankful Thursday grants.