2021 Affiliate Grants

We know that having reliable funding is a huge factor for a successful youth service program, so we offer grants to our affiliates as often as we can. Check back in throughout 2021 as we offer more grant opportunities to our affiliates! Grant details and applications are available in the Affiliate Login.

The following grant opportunities were made possible by the Sunderland Foundation. The Sunderland Foundation has partnered with YVC to fund projects that help youth to cultivate trade skills and explore their interest in manufacturing and construction. According to Forbes Magazine, the manufacturing and construction industry have one of the hardest segments of the workforce to staff with skilled workers. Sunderland is working with YVC to provide opportunities for youth to build their confidence in these skills and consider careers in these areas.

Strong Foundations Grant

The Strong Foundations Grant is a flexible opportunity for YVC affiliates to apply for funding for construction or STEM-related service projects and the resources they need to run a successful program. These grants range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Retroactive Sunderland Grant

The Retroactive Sunderland Grant is an opportunity for funding to be available on a rolling basis to YVC affiliates for construction projects that they have already completed. These grants range from $375 to $4,050.


The YVC STEM Grant provides funding for service projects that are focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) initiatives. Funding ranges from $500 to $25,000.

Custom Sunderland Grant

YVC’s Custom Sunderland Grant is an opportunity for YVC affiliates to submit and implement their own grant proposal for a construction or STEM-related service project or initiative. Affiliates applying for this grant can request funding up to $50,000.

Building Our Brand Grant

The Building Our Brand Grant helps affiliates purchase subsidized summer shirts for their youth volunteers. To receive this funding, affiliates are asked to complete one construction or STEM-related project during the year.

YVC Affiliates: Please go to the Affiliate Login for more details and to apply for these grants.