Northfield HCI

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Grant Application

Do you have a good idea that would make a difference for you and/or other youth in our community? If yes, then you can apply to YouthBank for a grant of up to $5,000 to help make it happen!

Application Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

Current Application Themes

This spring we have chosen two different themes focusing on empowering youth through:

  • Healthy Living
  • Social Change

Basic Grant Requirements+

  • Fits within Northfield YouthBank’s grant themes.
  • Youth-led: This means a group of at least 3 young people have the idea, apply for the money and make it happen.
  • Clear and realistic plan to meet a need or issue you are concerned about.
  • Good value for the money.
  • Has positive impact on young people in our community.
  • Each grant must use a minimum of $1,000.

Project Examples+

Some examples of possible projects in this focus area would be:

  • Establishing community gardens and programs that bring different groups together to work in them.
  • Developing a mentoring program that works across ages and/or cultures.
  • Instituting a social media campaign that raises awareness of mental health issues in youth.

Last year a few of the projects we funded were: The Red Yarn Stories event, buying a new refrigerator and oven for expansion of the Area Learning Center’s food recovery program, funds to help build a recording studio at the Key, and funding a scholarship pool for the TORCH Youth Advisory Board to distribute to youth to pursue extracurricular activities.

The more your idea fits the grant requirements, the better the chance you will have of receiving funding.

Apply using the form below or click here to print a copy of the May 2017 application.

YouthBank Grant Application

  • The rest of the application will ask information about your proposal and the members of your group. If you have attachments, please feel free to upload them at the end of this form.

  • In addition to this form, if you have a few photos, upload those as well. If you have a video, upload it to your favorite site, and include the link in a document for us. This is NOT required information for your application to be considered.

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc, txt, jpg, jpeg, tiff, gif, png, .
    A place to upload your timeline, budget, photos, etc. that you feel need to be included with your application.
  • If your application is being considered for grant funding we will contact you to arrange an interview to take place between the dates of May 22nd and May 26th. The interview will be your opportunity to talk to members of Northfield YouthBank about your good idea in more detail. After the interview and further review by our team, you will learn if your group has been selected to receive a grant. If you have any questions about the application, feel free to contact your local Northfield YouthBank at

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