Apply For A Grant

Grants are awarded to eligible non-profit organizations/agencies classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as an IRS section 501[©][3] tax-exempt status.

Grant Application Deadline is August 14th, 2021

Priority is given to programs which:

  • Use creative approaches and encourage youth achievement and success.
  • Fill program funding gaps and unmet financial needs that benefit youth.
  • Promote demonstrable benefit for youth 0-18 years of age in educational, cultural and life skills.
  • Benefit disadvantaged youth.
  • Provide opportunities for youth that enhance career goals, life enrichment, and success.
  • Encourage matching gifts or additional funding sources.
  • Dollars contributed to Uplift Our Youth Foundation are deductible.

Past Award Recipiants

2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Grit Glam and Guts Programming - $2,000

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center/Art Encounters - $2,000

Carol Greer Learning Center/School Support Program - $2,000

Building Child And Family Initiatives Stem Ahead Camp - $2,000

Capital United Way Capital Area Access Network/FAFSA Flocked - $2,000

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Michigan Dyslexia Institute - $2,500

Kids Turning Corners - $2,500

Kids Repair Program - $1,500

Building Child And Family Initiatives - $2,500

Womens Center Of Greater Lansing - $2,500

Lansing Art Gallery And Education Center - $3,000

Lansing Spartans Youth Org. - $500

2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Kids Turning Corners, Inc. - $2,500

Building Child & Family Initiatives - $2,250

Capital Area Literacy Coalition - $2,000

Churches of Greater Lansing - $2,500

Lansing Art Gallery, Inc - $1000

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center - $1,500

The Turning Point of Lansing - $2,250

St. Stephens Church Carol Greer Community
Learning Center - $1,000

2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Kids Turning Corners, Inc - $2000

Building Child & Family Initiatives - $1500

Village Summit - $2500

Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence - $2000

Eastside Community Center - $2000

Lansing Art Gallery, Inc - $1000

Gridiron Summer Institute - $1000

2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Building Child & Family Initiatives - $2,000

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center - $2,000

Eastside Community Action Center - $1,600

Kids Repair Program - $1,400

The Carol J. Greer Community Center - $3,000

2015 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Boys & Girls Club of Lansing - $2,000

Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc. - $2,500

Kids Repair Program - $1,200

Kendon Elementary School - $2,000

New Mount Calvary Baptist Church - $2,300

2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center - $1,400

Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc. - $1,000

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan - $1,400

ITEC - $1,000

Kids Repair Program - $1,200

Lansing Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc. - $2,000

St Stephen's Community Church - $2,000

2013 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Kids Repair Program - $1,000

St. Stephen's Community Church - $1,000

The Turning Point of Lansing - $2,500

Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc. - $500

Highfields, Inc. - $2,500

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Epsilon Tau Sigma - $2,000

 2012 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Lansing College Access Network - $1,000

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center - $1,000

Southside Community Coalition - $1,000

The Turning Point of Lansing - $1,500

Kids Repair Program - $750

New Mount Calvary Baptist Church - $1,000

Reach Studio Art Center - $750

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan - $1,000

Capital Area Literacy Coalition - $1,000

Northwest Lansing Health Communities Initiative - $1,000 

2011 GRANT RECIPIENTS

St. Stephen's Community Church - $1,200

Highfields, Inc. - $1,200

Dream and Vision Manifested - $1,000

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity - $1,500

Black Child & Family Institute - $2,000

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lansing - $2,000

Eastside Community Action Center - $1,100 

2010 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center - $1,500

D.A.N.C.E, Inc.

(Developing & Nurturing Community Empowerment) - $1,800

Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region - $1,000

Eastside Community Action Center - $1,200

Closing the Digital Gap - $500 Black Child & Family Institute - $2,000

Capital Area Golf for Youth, Inc. - $1,000

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity ETS Chapter Educational Fund - $1,000 

2009 GRANT RECIPIENTS 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity ETS Chapter Educational Fund - $1,500

St. Stephen's Community Church - Community Outreach Center - $1,500

Antioch Cares Community Development Corp. - $500

Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region - $1,000

The Turning Point Lansing - $1,500

Lansing Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation - $1,500

Northwest Initiative - $1,500

Black Child & Family Institute - $1,500

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center - $500

Worship Without Words - $1,500

2008 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center – $1,500

Worship Without Words – $2,000

Antioch Cares Community Development Corp. – $1,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region – $1,500

Ele’s Place – $1,500

Boys & Girls Club of Lansing – $2,500

2007 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Black Child & Family Institute – $3,500

MI Foundation for Education Leadership – $1,000

Inspirational Ministries – $1,500

Gateway Community Services - $2,000.00

Westside YMCA - $2,000.00