Youth Grants


Youth groups or organizations in Lenawee County may apply for grants up to $2,000 for local projects. The Lenawee YOUTH Council, a program of the Lenawee Community Foundation will offer the grants.


Youth Grant applications are available annually by March 1st and typically due by October 1st.  All grants are based on building Youth Assets, as defined by the Search Institute.

Youth Asset Survey:

Search Institute’s framework of developmental assets provides a tool for assessing the health and well-being of middle and high school-age youth.  The asset framework represents a common core of developmental building blocks (assets) crucial for all youth.  The national percentages of young people who report experiencing each asset were gathered from the Search Institute Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors survey in 318 communities and 33 states.  Lenawee statistics were documented by surveying over 2,000 seventh, ninth, and eleventh-grade students throughout Lenawee County.

Grants Awarded in 2023:


Project Name

Adrian Center for the Arts Youth Scholarships & Programming
Adrian Community Preschool Holiday Fun for Preschoolers
Adrian District Library Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Adrian Symphony Orchestra ASO Young People’s Concert: Beyond the Stage
Associated Charities of Lenawee Back to School
Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties Roadmap to Graduation
Clinton Township Library T (w)een Time
Holy Family Catholic Youth First Sunday (youth) Food Pantry
Hospice of Lenawee Kaleidoscope Youth Grief and Loss Support Program
Lenawee Community Foundation  Imagination Library
Stair District Library All Together Now – Musical Summer Reading Program
Tecumseh High School Drama Club Drama Club

Have Questions? Contact Paula Trentman for additional information or help!