Apply for YAC Funding


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Who Can Apply for Funding?

  • The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) organization (not a private foundation), or be a county/state/or federal government agency.

What are the YAC Funding Requirements?

  • The projects/programs MUST target youth and youth health priorities
  • Material MUST be age appropriate
  • The CMAF YAC does NOT fund:
    • Individuals
    • Private foundations
    • Religious or political activities
    • Ongoing operating funds
    • Indirect or administrative overhead costs (this includes staff salaries)
    • Deficits, endowments or research

What are the YAC Funding Guidelines?

  • Grants are limited to a maximum of $2,000.00 and are typically for workshops or projects within the school, non-profit, and/or youth group
  • Youth leadership in the development and implementation of the project is strongly encouraged
  • Sponsorships are limited to a maximum of $2,000.00 and must be for community-wide and all-inclusive events
  • All successful grantees must provide appropriate recognition and include the use of YAC logos in all publicity and at event locations.
For a full list of 2019 YAC grantees, click here.

How to Apply for YAC Funding

  • The deadline to receive grants is the last Wednesday of each month. Grants are due to the Foundation offices by 4:30 pm (postmarks are not accepted).
  • Click here for YAC Funding Application
  • Applications can be sent via any of the following methods:
    - E-mail: aeliot@cmafohio.org
    - Fax: 614.643.3804
    - Mail:  Ann Eliot 
                YAC Program Coordinator
                1390 Dublin Road
                Columbus, Ohio 43215

Youth Advisory Council