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May 16, 2022 

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Laken Fraime, Finance and Programs Manager 


Crawford County Youth Philanthropy Council Selects 2022 Grant Recipients  

Marengo, IN – For the sixth year in a row, the Crawford County Youth Philanthropy Council  (YPC), a program of the Community Foundation of Crawford County (CFCC), completed the  process of reviewing grant applications and selecting well-deserving organizations to receive  the grant award. The Council this year was comprised of Crawford County High School seniors: Keith Brooks, Nicholas Fow, Nathan Hogle, Laken Hollen, Jadyn Holzbog, Morgan Holzbog, Eli  Oglesby, Mattie Pope, Sarah Stutzman, and Joshua Tally.  

Application and Decision Process 

The YPC met with Community Foundation staff in February. Following this, the students agreed  to release the application at the end of the month. At this point, the grant cycle was announced  via Facebook and email. Information about the grant cycle and application was printed in the  Clarion News Paper. Eight applications were received from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations  serving Crawford County. The students received all applications, then reviewed and scored  each.  

At the last meeting, the students proposed a unique way to grant the $5,00.00. The council  decided to grant a portion of the money available to four different organizations to help fund  multiple projects.  

The YPC is overseen by Laken Fraime, Director of Finance and Programs, for the CFCC. She said,  “I was really impressed with the discussion council members had. Everyone had a voice and was  included. They talked through the projects and programs and did their very best to help the  most people.” 


The grantees this year were Boys & Girls Club of Harrison-Crawford Counties in support of  Marengo Club Outdoor Beautification, Breeden Memorial Library in support of Computer  Replacement for Academic Studies, Crawford County Public Library in support of Helping 

Crawford Nurture and Grow, and West Crawford Elementary School in support of Playground  Equipment. The students had the opportunity to learn more about each organization  throughout this process while also learning more about the nonprofit structure of the CFCC and  each organization that applied. 

The Crawford County Youth Philanthropy Council is a competitive grant making program  designed to empower the youth of Crawford County to review, score, and recommend grant  proposals that will provide a meaningful impact to the community. The YPC works with the  Community Foundation of Crawford County to learn about servant leadership, volunteerism,  the important role philanthropy plays in our community, and assisting in the ultimate goal of  making generosity last foreverTM

The Crawford County YPC Grant cycle is made possible by the Crawford County Youth  Philanthropy Endowment created through the generosity of our donors and the fundraising  efforts of the CFCC. This fund annually pays out to local non-profit organizations during the YPC  Grant Cycle. If you are interested in establishing a fund, helping this fund, or making a donation  please contact Christine Harbeson, executive director at  


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