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Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference


10 am on Jun, 23


Kulhavi Hall, Central Michigan University

About the Event

Join your fellow YACers and YAC advisors from around the state for the 2023 Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference! This year's powerful and engaging conference will be centered on the theme Rooted: Growth and Connection

Don't miss out on this engaging weekend of empowering lessons, best practices, strategies to deepen your grantmaking skills and connect with youth grantmakers from around the state! The conference is planned and facilitated by the Michigan Community Foundations' Youth Project (MCFYP) Committee.

Youth advisory council members associated with community foundations around Michigan and the U.S. are welcome to attend with their advisors.


Through the Michigan Community Foundation's Youth Project, the Council of Michigan Foundations will provide registration scholarships based on demonstrated need. Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) can receive up to $500 in support. Priority will be given to community foundations with a lower overall asset size and/or smaller YAC operating budget and YACs who have not been able to attend the conference in recent years.

The deadline to complete the application is May 19th. The individual who completed the application will be contacted with the decision by May 23rd. 

If seeking scholarships, please do not register for the conference prior to May 23rd, the discounted price will not be available.

Apply for Scholarship


The Michigan Community Foundation's Youth Project (MCFYP) Committee recognizes that YACs across the state give a great amount of time and energy to better their communities. This year the MCFYP Committee is accepting nominations for the Robert S. Collier – Passion in Philanthropy Award. This award will be given to an individual who represents a dedication to youth philanthropy and community engagement. The winner of the award will be recognized at the annual Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference on June 25th, on CMF's website, MCFYP's social media, as well as in CMF member communications.  YAC advisors are asked to be the nominator. More than one youth from your group can be nominated.

The deadline for nominations is end of day June 2nd, 2023. Please contact Emma Kartes, Mawby intern, at with any questions.

Nomination Form