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.

Over the last 3 years, the Young Leaders of United Way of Lake County have awarded over $43,000 in grants.

 

2018 Grant Award Recipients

Funds totaling $15,218 were awarded to 7 non-profit agencies and organizations whose programs directly impact the lives of children and youth in Lake County. The funds were awarded the morning of August 31, 2018 at the Young Leaders 5th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser.

  • Alliance for Working Together: Junior Botz Program - $1,250
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio: Journey Program - $1,100
  • Hospice of the Western Reserve: Grief Resources Program for Children - $1,000
  • Lake County Free Clinic:  Helping Children Breathe Better - $2,593
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (Lake County):  Ending the Silence - $2,000
  • Salvation Army Citadel: Steam Program - $2,275
  • Youth United Way: Grant Award Allocation Program - $5,000

 

2017 Grant Award Recipients

Young Leaders of  United Way of Lake County (YL) awarded $12,973 in grants the morning of Friday, September 1, 2017 during their fourth annual golf outing at Black Brook in Mentor. This is the YL's second annual funding cycle.

Funds were awarded to agencies and organizations whose programs directly impact the lives of youth in Lake County. Recipients included:

  • Madison Local School District- South Elementary: Makerspace Lego Wall Program - $550
  • Lake County YMCA: Hispanic Achievers Program- $1,000
  • Lake County Miracle League: DD Playground & Baseball Field- $1,125
  • LEAF:  L.E.A.V.E.S. Program- $2,298
  • Lake County Collaborative:  Lifelong Learning for Health & Fitness- $3,000
  • Youth United Way:  Grant Awards Allocation Program - awarded $5,000

 

2016 Grant Award Recipients

Young Leaders of  United Way of Lake County awarded $15,000 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
  • Youth United Way: Grant Awards Allocation Program - awarded $5,000