YVCHQ is thrilled to announce the winners of its first-ever grant opportunity available exclusively for youth volunteers!

The Rock Solid Projects Youth Volunteer Grant was announced at the 2017 YVC Summit as an opportunity for active youth volunteers to take a leadership role in their program by designing an effective volunteer project for their community and then working to secure funding that would make that project a reality. These youth-created and youth-led projects were also awarded by a youth-led review panel.

Members of YVC’s International Youth Advisory Board reviewed every application submitted and discussed their top selections. While each application had something special, IYAB members chose two to make their projects a reality.

YVC of St. Joseph
Award: $300
Application Summary:
YVC of St. Joseph will tackle hunger and malnutrition with their project, “Produce for People!” Youth volunteers will be involved in every step of this project from building garden beds, growing produce and deciding where to donate their food. IYAB members highlighted YVC of St Joseph’s application for providing a very detailed budget and data to prove the project’s potential impact on their community.

YVC of Cedar City
Award: $200
Application Summary:
YVC of Cedar City will address hunger and nutrition in their community with their project, “Food for Thought: Creating a Peasful community garden.” Fruits and vegetables grown in the garden will be distributed to area food pantries to supplement the produce they can offer to their customers. IYAB members praised the project for using Iron County census data to show a real need for it in their community.

Thank you to all applicants. Please be sure to apply for future funding opportunities!