The Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and the Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board of Trustees are pleased to announce grants totaling $74,458 for local nonprofit organizations through the GYAC Grant Cycle. Grants are awarded from the Kellogg Youth Fund.

The 2024 grants include:

  • $2,825 to the Greenville Area Recreation & Community Center for updated youth sports equipment
  • $2,163 to the Greenville Middle School Interact for the Jamison Lafferty Remembrance Bench project
  • $500 to the EFG Yellow Jacket Challenge
  • $9,000 to For Goodness Sake Holiday Helpers program
  • $2,500 to the Greenville Public School Post Prom event
  • $3,000 to Community Hope Christian Counseling & Mental Health Center for the Hope Fund
  • $2,500 to the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore for the Mental Wellness project
  • $20,000 to Corewell Health Foundation West Michigan for the Montcalm County school telemedicine program
  • $14,500 to Greenville Public Schools for updated volleyball equipment
  • $1,000 to the Greenville Rotary Club/ Lions Club Spring Break Food Baskets
  • $5,000 to IM SAFE CAC to establish a Youth Advocacy Council
  • $3,970 to the Greenville Youth Softball & Baseball League for a new scoreboard
  • $5,000 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Montcalm County for 2024 toys

Every three years, GYAC surveys local students to identify needs, and compiles the results into a Needs Assessment, serving to guide grant funding where it is needed most. Priority needs include mental health, racism, drunk driving, bullying, drug abuse, physical/ emotional abuse, sexism, pollution & littering, sexual harassment/ assault, and violence.
The mission of the Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) is to make a difference by empowering youth, enhancing life, and enriching the community. Established in 1993, GYAC provides real life philanthropy experiences for members through grant-making and community service projects. Comprised of local middle and high school students, the group awards grants to benefit youth-related needs in the community.