Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) - Youth and Philanthropy Fund

Berks County Community Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 20, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit Elementary / Secondary School College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Berks County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: United States

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Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) - Youth and Philanthropy Fund

The Youth and Philanthropy Fund provides grants to Berks County programs that address youth-related issues that are considered critical needs by the foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee.

The Youth Advisory Committee of Berks County Community Foundation proudly presents the 2016-2017 theme for grant proposals:

“Less Stress, More Success!”

Problem Statement: Academic pressures prove to be strenuous in the lives of students in all aspects, including socially, mentally, and physically, and therefore must be remedied through the combined efforts of programs meant to prevent this from ever occurring, as well as those which hope to reverse its effects.

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of Berks County Community Foundation will make up to $15,000 in grants available in 2017 for programs and projects that prevent or reduce stress in students in Berks County. The committee hopes to fund projects/programs that have outcomes centered on increased academic success and providing youth with tools to handle stress. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Youth (grades Pre-K through College) must be the target audience for the project/program.
  • Project/program should focus on prevention of stress, reduction of stress, or some combination of the two.


  • While youth are affected by many types of stress, projects/programs that help students deal with academic stress are preferred.
    • Examples include but are not limited to tutoring, transition into college, healthy outlets for dealing with academic stress, the role poverty plays in academic stress, and lack of transportation.

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