Freeport Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications For Spring 2020 Grant Cycle

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Freeport Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for its spring 2020 grant cycle. On-line application procedures and grant guidelines are available on the website at, by calling the Foundation at 815 801 3035, or emailing

Online registration is required of all YAC grant applicants. Please go to and follow the instructions for help completing the registration. The online grant application is found at

Applications must be submitted to the Youth Advisory Council of the Freeport Community Foundation by 4:00 pm on March 2, 2020. Any 501(c)(3) not for-profit organization that benefits youth in Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and Carroll counties may apply. Grant awards will be announced by May 8, 2020. The Youth Advisory Council of the Freeport Community Foundation is particularly interested in funding initiatives that benefit youth and are collaborative, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of the community.

Additionally, YAC, which is sponsored by the Forreston State Bank for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 school years, is currently accepting student applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Any student who will be from age 14 to 20 as of September 1, 2020 – public, private, or homeschooled – and resides within Stephenson, Jo Daviess, or Carroll counties is eligible to participate. YAC applications can be found on the FCF website.

Freeport Community Foundation has a 45-year history as a community-based charitable organization guided by community leaders who are dedicated to providing financial solutions for current and future community needs. During that time, the FCF has awarded almost $3 million in grant funding to non-profit organizations and projects throughout northwest Illinois. For additional information or to schedule a media opportunity, please contact the FCF at either (815) 801-3035 or via email at

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