Funding And Partners

The YES Center is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and is funded through grant awards, fundraising activities and donations from generous community members.  It is our goal to make our services easily accessible to all youth and families, regardless of their ability to pay.  Therefore, most of our programs are free of charge and our after-school teen programs have a yearly membership fee of only $5 (with full scholarships available). 


Current Funding Sources

  • Community Mental Health ( Eaton,Barry,and Clinton)
    • Substance Abuse Prevention Grant
    (in partnership with Eaton County Substance Abuse Advisory Group)
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
    • Drug Free Communities Grant
    (in partnership with Eaton County Substance Abuse Advisory Group)
  • Capital Area United Way
    • Impact Grant
  • Five Grand Fea$t sponsored by Grand Ledge Rotary
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mid-Michigan
  • Foren Foundation

Past Funding Sources

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Title V Federal Grant Program
  • Capital Region Community Foundation
    Youth Action Council Grant Program
  • Gannett Foundation


The following organizations generously provide support to the Center and its youth participants in a variety of ways.  Please accept our warmest, heartfelt thanks!

  • Astera Credit Union 
  • A & W Restaurant of Grand Ledge
  • City of Grand Ledge
  • Eaton County Substance Abuse Advisory Group (ECSAAG)
  • Eaton Intermediate School District (Prevention Services)
  • Grand Ledge Alliance for Quality Education
  • Grand Ledge Kiwanis Club
  • Grand Ledge Public Schools
  • Rotary Club of Grand Ledge