The Uplift Our Youth Foundation is an educational and philanthropic foundation whose purpose is to support projects, programs and activities which enhance opportunities for young people. Each year the Uplift Our Youth Foundation provides funding to projects and programs based in Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton Counties.

Since 2002, Uplift Our Youth Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 to organizations and agencies who serve our community’s youth. Grants are awarded to eligible non-profit organizations/agencies classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as an IRS section 501[©][3] tax exempt status.

Priority is given to programs which:

Use creative approaches and encourage youth achievement and success.

Fill program funding gaps and unmet financial needs that benefit youth.

Promote demonstrable benefit for youth 0-18 years of age in educational, cultural and life skills.

Benefit disadvantaged youth.

Provide opportunities for youth that enhance career goals, life enrichment and success.

Encourage matching gifts or additional funding sources.

Dollars contributed to Uplift Our Youth Foundation are deductible.