Give BIG Event

YVC programs need support from the entire community. Fundraising gets YVC out in front of people who can help.

The Give BIG Event is YVC’s network-wide fundraising event, and the first step in qualifying for a YVCHQ Summit Grant. YVC is celebrating more than 30 years of volunteerism and Summit 2018 is going to be the event of the season – you don’t want to miss it! Getting to Summit requires raising money for registration, travel, and accommodation.

This summer, youth volunteers across the U.S. and Canada will host fundraisers in their local communities. Bake sales, car washes, yard sales, and much more will get out the YVC name and bring in donations to YVC programs.

The Give BIG Event was originally known as Give BIG Weekend, where youth volunteers across the U.S. and Canada hosted fundraisers in their local communities on the same weekend. This year, the Give BIG Event allows YVC affiliates to host a youth fundraiser on their own schedule.

Your youth fundraising event can take place any time before August 1st. On August 1st, eligible affiliates can request funding for the YVCHQ Summit Grant. To be eligible, you must plan and host a youth fundraising event – more information on requirements can be found inside the 2018 Give BIG Event Toolkit.

YVCHQ Summit Grant

Ready to apply for the YVCHQ Summit Grant? The YVCHQ Summit Grant will be open starting August 1st – August 20th, and will appear below at that time. If you have any questions or problems with the grant, contact Sydney Slavin at sslavin@yvc.org or (816) 472-9822.

YVCHQ Summit Grant

Summit 2018 funding from YVCHQ
  • Please select your YVC program from the drop down menu.
  • Example: 6/15/2018
  • Example: $100.00. If no money was raised, enter $0.00.
  • Please describe the fundraiser your program held between 3-5 sentences.
  • Tell us about your community partnerships. Did you partner with anyone in the community to make this event a success? Did you ask businesses to promote your event?
  • Tell us about the youth voice in your fundraiser. Who were the youth volunteers involved in planning and how did they help? Did they have a say in the fundraiser you chose?
  • Briefly describe your marketing strategies. Where can we find your posts on social media with the #GiveBIGEvent hashtag? Did you send out press releases or a youth fundraising letter? Did you receive any local news coverage?
  • What challenges did you face when planning/implementing your fundraiser? If you did this again in the future, what would you change?
  • If so, please briefly describe it. Whether or not you hosted a Summit fundraiser last year will not affect the outcome of receiving funds for this year.
  • Please upload a budget of your Summit expenses. Be sure to include the total cost of registration (per youth and adult), total cost of accommodations, parking, travel, meals, and any other expenses.
    Accepted file types: xlsx, pdf, doc.
  • Please indicate your anticipated level of funding toward Summit expenses this year (for example: additional fundraisers, host organization contributions, youth registration fees, etc). If no anticipated level of funding, please explain why.
  • Why should your program receive funding from YVCHQ to attend Summit? What barriers exist for youth and/or adults?
  • If given funding, you will be reimbursed for the number of attendees at Summit, up to the amount you request here (For example, if you request funding for two adults and 10 youth and only 8 youth end up attending, you will be reimbursed for two adults and 8 youth. If 11 youth end up attending, you will only be reimbursed for 10 youth). Indicate how much funding is requested for both adults and youth.

    Note: You may request up to 100% of the Summit cost for IYAB members excluding the registration fee.

    Please enter request following this format:

    $$ per adult

    # of adults attending

    $$ per IYAB youth

    $$ per non-IYAB youth

    # of youth attending that are members of IYAB

    # of youth attending that are not members of IYAB

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