The ACCF Youth Endowment Fund was established as a result of a challenge by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in 1994. The challenge for community foundations in Michigan pledged a match of up to $1,000,000 for communities that could raise $1,000,000. The goal was to provide an avenue and financial resources for youth to become engaged in philanthropy. With deep gratitude 25 years later to Mr. Mike Jandernoa and Mr. Bill Swaney, the match was met and a $2,000,000 youth endowment was born. Revenues generated by the ACCF Youth Endowment Fund are distributed as grants to non-profits that serve the youth of Allegan County.