Apply for a Youth Grant

The criteria for the grant are: 

  1. To be considered for funding by the Madison Civics Club, an organization must qualify as a non-profit and include a copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) or equivalent determination letter from the IRS. Organizations affiliated with public schools meet this criteria.
  2. Worthy student-led project that has evidence of student involvement: identifying needs, generating ideas, writing action plans, participation and evaluation.
  3. Community service without political bias 
  4. Relevance of group’s mission to and/or interest in a speaker’s topic

Applications are accepted at any time, but for the best chance of success, be sure to apply at least a week ahead of the meeting  your group would like to attend.

Saturday, September 11, 2021, for the September 18 meeting with Shon Barnes
Saturday, October 30, 2021, for the November 6 meeting with Phil Hands

You can apply in several ways:

  • Complete the Youth Grant Application online. If your group is selected, you will need to provide a hard copy of the signed Assurance Statement, which you can download here
  • Complete the fillable PDF Youth Grant Application. Save and email or mail the completed application, including signed Assurance Statement to the address below:

Madison Civics Club - Youth Grants chair
P.O. Box 46472
Madison, WI 53744-6472

Awards of up to $500 will be given. If your application is chosen for an award, the club requires that representatives from your student group and an adult advisor attend the club meeting. Meetings are held via Zoom on Saturdays from 10:00–11:30 a.m., and your representatives will be featured at the end of the meeting. Please be sure you and your students are aware of the meeting day expectations. Names of the students and chaperones attending and any dietary restrictions with the brunch must be provided to the Youth Grant chair ten days prior to the meeting. 

  1. At the Madison Civics Club meeting when your group is honored, a student will give a one-minute acknowledgment of the grant and briefly state how the funds will be used. This statement will be submitted to the Youth Grant chair one week prior to the meeting in which the group will be honored.
     
  2. By June 1, 2022, your group will be required to submit a final written report to Madison Civics Club on how the funds received were used. In accordance with IRS rules, this report must include: 
                          Original proposal
                          Summary of exactly how the award was used. 

An old-fashioned hand-written thank you is not required, but is appreciated. 

Madison Civics Club, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
P.O. Box 46472
Madison, WI 53744-6472
info@madisoncivicsclub.org

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