Northfield HCI

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.


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!

Next funding round will begin in May 2018.

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.

Next funding round will begin in May 2018.