Posted on

HCCF Youth Philanthropy Council accepting grant apps

HCCF Youth Philanthropy Council accepting grant apps HCCF Youth Philanthropy Council accepting grant apps

The 2022 Harrison County Community Foundation Youth Philanthropy Council online grant application is available.

YPC grants are focused on supporting youth and their communities. Grant applications should focus on project ideas for youth-driven community service projects. The projects can involve arts, music, sports, leisure and other activities in a fun and safe environment that will benefit youth.

YPC helps Harrison County youth identify what they are truly passionate about and learn how to serve their community with what they have available. Besides awarding grants to non-profit organizations in the county, YPC members complete activities and service projects to help them learn and experience philanthropy firsthand.

Priority will be toward projects that identify innovative and challenging ways to engage youth to participate. The maximum YPC grant award for a project is $2,000. Grant recipients will be notified in April.

Past projects and groups that have received YPC grants include After Prom, 4-H Club Birthday Bundles, Hayswood Theatre Children’s Theatre Camp, Youth Leadership Harrison County, Boy Scout troops, church youth groups and other non-profit organizations in the county.

Interested groups can visit to apply. The deadline to submit is Monday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m.

To learn more about the YPC grant process or the grant application, contact Heather Stafford, director of programs at the Harrison County Community Foundation, at 812-738-6668 or by email at [email protected]