Hillsdale County Community Foundation YOUTH Announce Recent Grant Awards

Hillsdale, Michigan – November 1, 2019

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the most recent YOUTH (Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout Hillsdale) grant cycle.  A total of $24,155.00 has been awarded to area non-profit organizations for projects or programs to benefit young people in Hillsdale County.

  • Camden-Frontier Schools was awarded $7,500 to purchase concert percussion instruments.
  • Reading High School was awrded $2,055 to purchase a competitive winter guard tarp. The new tarp will allow for better practices and will be used to perform at competitions.
  • Hillsdale High School was awarded $1,600 to cover the cost of student’s lunches, transportation and t-shirts for the English Meets Art trip.
  • Reading High School was awarded $3,500 to help cover the cost of the VR headsets and equipment.
  • The Remedy Church was awarded $4,500 for costs associated with the purchase of the Storytelling on Screen (S.O.S.) program equipment.
  • Hudson First United Methodist was awarded $5,000 to assist with the Pittsford/Waldron Weekend Backpack Program.

Information regarding applying for a grant can be obtained by calling the Foundation office Monday through Friday from 9 am – 4 pm, or by stopping at the offices located at 2 S. Howell Street, Hillsdale, Michigan. Information is also available online at www.abouthccf.org. The HCCF YOUTH was also established in 1991. The YOUTH Advisory Council has an ongoing program for studying the assets, needs, and concerns of the young people of Hillsdale County. YOUTH has a special endowment fund, initially made possible by a challenge grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to make available grant dollars to benefit and involve young people in Hillsdale County.

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Contact:

Caitlin Clark, Marketing / YOUTH Program Officer

Hillsdale County Community Foundation

(517) 439-5101, c.clark@abouthccf.org