Grants available for youth groups
The In Youth We Trust Advisory Council of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is accepting grant applications for projects in Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago counties that are planned and implemented by youth.
Projects must demonstrate a creative approach to helping and promote problem-solving, inclusion and empowerment. The council previously has funded such programs as mentoring groups, violence and teen pregnancy programs and intergenerational projects.
Applications are due by Oct. 15, with grants awarded in early December. The maximum grant awarded is $2,500 per organization. Application materials may be requested by calling James Patterson at (815) 962-2110, ext. 11 or by downloading the application from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois web site at www.cfnil.org.