Innovative Ideas Grant

Applications selected on a rolling basis:
February 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Grants between $3,000 and $40,000

All affiliates are eligible to apply for the Innovative Ideas Grant! The Innovative Ideas 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 can request between $3,000 and $40,000 for projects.

Requirements & Details:

  • Affiliates must be in good standing (current on all fees or dues payments, data collection, or reports for YVC) and maintain fidelity with the YVC model.
  • Grant proposal must include a construction or STEM related project.
  • Proposals should target outcomes with at least 5 youth per $1,000 requested and/or 55 hours per $1,000 requested.
    For example:

Funds requested

Minimum targeted youth

Minimum targeted hours




  • Applicants should demonstrate their ability to effectively administer their requested level of funding.
  • Applicants are required to submit a budget in the application for the project include the number of youth and hours the project targets.
  • If the construction/STEM initiative will take two months or less to complete, the grantee will need to submit one grant report upon the completion of the initiative.
  • If the initiative will take more than two months to complete, grantees must submit a mid-project and an end-of-project grant report (due by May 31, 2023) including total number of youth involved, the number of hours served, and number of project days.
  • Grantees will be required to submit photos and videos from their initiative, with volunteers wearing properly branded YVC apparel in the majority of, if not all, photos.
  • Grantees can submit grant reports here.

DON’T FORGET: You will receive a confirmation email after successful submission of your grant application. If you do not receive one, please try again and contact YVCHQ to ensure successful submission. You may also begin writing your grant and save your progress and finish it at a later time, although we encourage you to save your progress in a separate Word document as well.

Questions about eligibility or the submission process? Email Pam Oberdiek or call us at 816-472-9822.