#BeUMC | Learn More About The United Methodist Church

Youth Service Fund

What is YSF?

Youth Service Fund is a fund raised by youth, administered by youth, to support youth.

Where do your dollars go?

  • 70% goes to ministries which serve youth inside (1/2) and outside (1/2) the geographic bounds of the North Georgia Conference. These grants are awarded by the Conference Council on Youth Ministries.
  • 30% goes directly to The United Methodist Church's Division on Ministries with Young People to support ministries around the world which serve the needs of youth and children.

You can contribute individually or through your church.

Your youth group could do a fundraiser between now and the end of the year. Some youth groups tithe (10%) to YSF when they are fundraising. Check-out these Fundraising ideas:

  • Festival of Gifts and Talents
  • Rent-A-Youth
  • Street Dance
  • Rummage Sale
  • Parents Night Out
  • Pancake Supper
  • Bake Sale
  • Candy Grams
  • Silent Auction
  • Flocking a Yard with Pink Flamingos
  • Offerings at Church and District Events

Checks should be payable to Youth Service Fund and mailed to:
North Georgia Conference Treasurer's Office
Attn: Youth Service Fund
Conference PO Box 102417
Atlanta, GA 30368-2417

Thank you for your assistance with YSF and for your church's participation in this important mission opportunity.

To apply

The North Georgia Conference Youth Service Funds will be granted ONLY­ for emerging ministries by, with, or for youth in the grades 6-12. These projects must be sponsored or approved by The United Methodist Church. Each project needs to be youth-related and youth-initiated- this will be a determining factor. YSF money is to be used to develop new projects that will become self-supporting. Also, each project should be racial/ethnic inclusive whenever possible.

--Click here to download the application--