The Missaukee Area Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is made up of Missaukee County junior and senior high school students. The main purpose of YAC is to involve young people in addressing the issues facing their peers in Missaukee County. They address these issues through volunteerism, grantmaking, and creating awareness.
Members of the YAC have the responsibility of making decisions about the distribution of grant funds in the Missaukee Area Community Foundation Youth Fund. These grants area awarded to programs and projects that address the needs of Missaukee County youth. All grants are approved by the Community Foundation's Board before they are distributed.
The YAC performed a Needs Assessment Survey to determine the current unmet needs of Missaukee County youth. You can view the results here.
The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors' wishes.