Keweenaw Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
Strengthen the leadership and charitable commitment of youth in our community by providing opportunities to develop solutions to serious problems.
- Engage youth in philanthropy
- Engage youth in addressing the needs of local youth
- Engage youth in community service
In 1992, the trustees of the Community Foundation for Keweenaw and Houghton Counties created the Youth Advisory Committee in response to a challenge issued by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Kellogg Foundation contributed a $500,000 to the Keweenaw Community Foundation to create an endowment to be managed for and by youth in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. Therefore, YAC was established to identify needs, solicit grant proposals, and to make funding recommendations to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Thousands of dollars have been granted to local youth projects from the interest generated from the Kellogg Youth Endowment Fund.
2011 YAC Needs Survey Results
KCF Board Members & YAC Co-facilitators:
Lois Jambekar, retired Houghton Elementary School Teacher
Joan Chadde, K-12 Education/Outreach Program Coordinator, Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, Michigan Technological University
PUBLIC DOCUMENTS: Our annual audit, IRS Form 990, and our annual application for the State of Michigan License to Solicit Donations are available at our office during business hours.