Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout Hillsdale

They make a difference in our community. They have a voice in the needs of the community. They are creative in planning projects to support awareness, community service, volunteerism and fund development. They are the YOUTH of the Hillsdale County Community Foundation.

These young adults are responsible for making many difficult and mature decisions. They are members of the Youth Advisory Council who manage grant requests for the W.K. Kellogg Youth Advisory Fund, a permanently endowed fund administered by the Foundation for projects designed and implemented by youth, for youth. See a list of our 2019-2020 youth grant awards here.

Their mission is to meet the needs of young people in Hillsdale County by enhancing the awareness of youth opportunities, offering information and resources through cooperative leadership, while providing financial support for projects to improve the youth communities of Hillsdale County. They continue to make a difference by making responsible decisions with their grant making; awarding money for projects and programs targeted to solve youth issues in a creative and positive manner. See the results of our latest Youth Needs Assessment survey here.

YOUTH membership is made up of two voting members for each school district in Hillsdale County, as well as homeschooled students. Traditionally, when a YOUTH member graduates from high school applications are accepted for potential members, age 12-21. If you are interested in applying for membership but are unsure when there might be an opening for your school, you are encouraged to contact the HCCF. Membership applications are due by April 1st each year and are available here.


YOUTH Grant Policy and Application

Applications are due November and April 1st each year.

YOUTH Mini Grant Applications


YOUTH Grant Report Form


YOUTH Grant Policy for School Trips


Good Life Video – Who we are!


YOUTH Event Pictures

2019 Rock-A-Thon

2019 Fill-The-Freezer

2019 YOUTH Retreat

2019 Playgroup at the Park

2016 DunkTank Fund Development Activity

2015 Youth Homeless Challenge Event

2015 Rock-A-Thon Fund Development Event

2015 Foster Care Closet Collection