The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a special project of the Freeport Community Foundation. YAC is made up of students (ages 14-20) who live in Freeport and the surrounding areas. Students may attend area high schools, Highland Community College or home school programs.
YAC members learn about philanthropy and leadership by attending monthly meetings that focus on the grant process- from the components of a good grant to reviewing and making recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Directors on the distribution of grant awards to projects for youth. YAC members also learn how to raise funds for YAC and public relations skills.
Youth Advisory Council Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations that serve youth. All projects/programs awarded by this group must serve youth.
The following are the specific criteria for YAC grants:
Grants will not be awarded for the following:
Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois
United Way of Northwest Illinois
VOICES of Stephenson County
Winneshiek Players, Inc.
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