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YouthBank

For Youth, By Youth

YouthBank is an innovative youth philanthropy program in which a team of trained youth grant-makers award funds to youth-led projects that will improve the quality of life in Northfield.

The next round of grants will be open in early Spring 2017. Please check back regularly for more information.

Interested in improving your community?  Northfield YouthBank is looking for new team members!

The YouthBank grant making team is looking for new members! We are a group of students in Northfield that grant money to projects that are created and led by youth in our community. If you are interested in learning about Northfield, reviewing project ideas, granting out money to projects, learning great new skills, and working with a bunch of really fun people, then you should consider applying. Applications can be picked up outside S109 in the high school or can be downloaded hereApplication due date –  March 3rd.

See All Funded Grants

Criteria for YouthBank Grant Projects

  • Be youth-led
  • Serve the Northfield area
  • Address the chosen theme or themes
  • Provide significant value for the money received

Grant awards can range from $1,000 up to $10,000. Each project is housed within a tax-exempt organization that acts as a fiscal agent.

How does YouthBank help youth?+

On top of funding valuable community projects, YouthBank helps young people develop essential life skills and prepares them for future careers. Members of the granting committee are responsible for engaging in community research, fundraising, promoting grant opportunities, reviewing requests for funding and engaging in the decision making process, working alongside young people in promoting their work, writing reports and engaging with grant recipients to learn what worked well.