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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.

Are you between the ages of 14 and 19 and have a project idea to make Northfield a better place for youth?

Northfield YouthBank is always looking for great ideas to help make our community a better place for youth.

The Grant application process is currently closed. It will reopen in May, 2020.

See All Funded Grants

Criteria for YouthBank Grant Projects

  • Be youth-led
  • Serve the Northfield area
  • Provide significant value for the money received

Grant awards can range from $800 up to $5,000. 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.