Columbus Medical Association Foundation



What is the YAC?

The Youth Advisory Council is a youth philanthropy group made up of middle and high school students from Central Ohio. Council members are given grant dollars each calendar year from the Foundation to fund youth focused health-related programs and project at local non-profits, youth groups, and schools.

Why was the YAC created?

The YAC was created in January 2001 to assist the Columbus Medical Association Foundation in its grantmaking that targets youth and youth-led health programming.

What is the mission of the YAC?

Our mission is to encourage the youth of Central Ohio through health advocacy, education and prevention. The YAC works to achieve this mission by investing in programs and events that work to address youth health issues like obesity, depression, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

When and where does the YAC meet?

The YAC meets once a month on a Tuesday evening at the Columbus Medical Association Foundation, which is located at 1390 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Dinner is provided at all meetings at no cost to students.

What are the YACs responsibilities?

Council member responsibilities are to attend and participate in the monthly meetings, and to review health-related grant and sponsorship requests that have been received from non-profit youth organizations and schools. Anything related to mental and physical health or well-being is reviewed by the YAC.

How much money can be requested for a grant or sponsorship?

The YAC funds grants up to $1,000 and sponsorships up to $2,000.

Mission: "Our mission is to encourage the youth of Greater Columbus to improve their lifestyles through health advocacy, prevention, and education"
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Good evening,

I am looking for volunteer opportunities in support of the Harmony Project, and am wondering if you need volunteers weekday evenings or on weekends.

Thank you!