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 $8,000 to help make it happen!

Application Deadline:Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Current Application Themes

This fall we have chosen the following as the focus areas for our grant giving:

  • Entertainment Opportunities and/or
  • Developing Cultural Awareness

Basic Grant Requirements+

  • Fits within Northfield YouthBank’s grant themes (Entertainment Opportunities and/or Developing Cultural Awareness)
  • 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:

  • creating spaces or opportunities for youth in Northfield to spend time outside of school
  • making a program that allows youth to learn about different cultures.

Last year a few of the projects we funded were: A turf field and recording studio at The Key, an LGBT+ support group, an after school art club called The Studio, and funding a scholarship pool for the TORCH Youth Advisory Board to distribute to youth in need of money for Driver’s Ed and Behind the Wheel classes.

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 October 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 November 6th and November 17th. 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 us at

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