Nonprofit organizations serving Harrison County can apply for Harrison County Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) grants to support teens in the county.

The 2018 YPC online grant application is available on www.hccfindiana.org in the Grant Applications tab. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. to be considered.

YPC grants benefit youth aged 13 to 19 years old and their communities. Submitted applications should be geared toward youth-driven, community service projects in Harrison County. The projects can involve arts, music, sports, leisure and other activities that will be in a fun and safe environment and that will benefit youth.

Priority will be given to 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.

Groups receiving YPC grants in the past include 4-H clubs, Harrison County school corporations, Boy Scout troops, church youth groups and other nonprofit organizations in the county.

The YPC helps Harrison County youth identify what they are truly passionate about and learn how to serve their community. In addition to awarding grants to nonprofit organizations in the county, YPC members complete activities and service projects to learn about and experience philanthropy firsthand.

To learn more about the YPC grant process or to get questions about the grant application answered, contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs at the Harrison County Community Foundation, at 812-738-6668 or heathers@hccfindiana.org.

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