Young Leaders Grant Awards Program

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Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County Grant Awards Program

The Young Leaders (YL) of United Way of Lake County began its first annual grant awards program in 2016. A panel of YL volunteers review grant applications from nonprofit agencies and organizations for programs that directly impact the lives of youth in Lake County. After careful review of these, visits and interviews with the nonprofit agencies and organizations are conducted by volunteers who ultimately decide which programs will be awarded funds. The group was established in 2014 by a core group of United Way volunteers. Their goals include engaging, empowering, mentoring and supporting the youth of our community in the achievement of their goals. United Way of Lake County’s Young Leaders raise donations throughout the year to support their grant funding program through membership fees, speaker engagements, and their annual golf outing fundraiser.


The 2017 Grant Awards Program is now in progress. Click here now for information on this and to access a grant awards program application form.


2016 Grand Award Recipients

Young Leaders of  United Way of Lake County awarded $10,000 in grants the morning of Friday, September 2, 2016 during their third annual golf outing at Black Brook in Mentor. This was YL's inaugural funding cycle - the first year they have awarded funds.Recipients included:

Crossroads:  Horticulture Therapy Garden Program – awarded $3,950

Lake County General Health District:  Nutrition & Gardening Program – awarded $2,100

St. Mary’s of the Assumption:  I CAN the Way I AM, Disability Awareness Program – awarded $450

Wickliffe City Schools:  One District One Book Program – awarded $3,500