Harrison County-serving nonprofit organizations can apply for Harrison County Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) grants to serve youth in the county.

The 2019 YPC online grant application is available at hccfindiana.org in the Grant Applications tab. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. to be considered.

Submitted applications should be geared toward youth-driven, community service projects in Harrison County that benefit youth. Grants should engage youth in society by creating healthy relationships with adults; providing constructive free-time activities; offering character–building opportunities and encouraging a sense of community. Activities can include, but are not limited to, arts, music,sports, leisure and other activities that occur in a fun and safe environment.

High-priority projects 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, church youth groups and performance groups.

In the YPC, members identify what they are truly passionate about and learn how to serve their community. In addition to awarding grants to local nonprofit organizations, 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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