The Grange Foundation was begun in 1960. The National Grange Executive Committee are the Trustees of the Foundation. The Foundation was proposed so that donations made to the National Grange Youth Program would be tax exempt. The Grange Foundation is a 501c3 organization.
Donations are used each year to support youth participating at the National convention. In 2007 Ambassadors, Youth Officers and Legislative Experience participants were supported by the fund. The YLF provided them with several meal tickets and youth housing while at the convention. The Public Speaking and Sign-a-Song Regional Best of Show winners also received $100 each for their participation at the Evening of Excellence at the National Convention. All youth attending the convention were invited to participate in the leadership workshop presented by professional speaker Scott Greenberg. The Foundation paid Mr. Greenberg’s fees.
Donations to the Youth Leadership Fund are Tax exempt and all donation checks should be made out to “The Grange Foundation” with a notation that this donation is for the Youth Leadership Fund (YLF). Donations can be sent either to the National Grange Youth Development Director or to National Grange Office.