Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Project:Facility Relocation
Grant Amount:$100,000 over two years
Total Project Cost: $3 million

In 2014, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $100,000 to support the purchase, renovations and furnishings of a new facility. The additional space acquired through this project will enable them to serve more at-risk children over the next 15 years.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been operating since 1964 in Kansas City, and nationally is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves school-age children living in a one-parent or other non-traditional home. They create and support life-changing friendships for children.


Project:Warehouse Facility Upgrades
Grant Amount:$225,000 over three years
Total Project Cost:$9.5 Million


In 2013, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $225,000 to support the Kansas City Missouri warehouse facility upgrades as well as help with the purchase of the Topeka, Kansas warehouse facility. In 2014 the Sunderland Foundation gave $75,000 of that pledge.

Harvesters Community Food Network is a regional food bank that serves 26 counties in northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas.

Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Project:Home Construction and Rehabilitation
Grant Amount:$125,000

Heartland Habitat for Humanity

In 2014, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $125,000 to support construction of new homes and rehabilitate existing homes. Funds were also used to help educate the general public about the local ReStore locations.

Heartland Habitat for Humanity helps to strengthen families and communities by increasing the number of quality affordable homes for single family residents in the Greater Kansas City area.

Portland State University

Project:Construct Viking Pavilion Event Center
Grant Amount:$150,000 over three years
Total Project Cost:$49 Million

Portland State

In 2013, The Sunderland Foundation pledged $150,000 to support construction of the Viking Pavilion Event Center. The 5,000 seat arena will be used as a basketball court as well as event space for concerts, banquets and exhibit space.

The Viking Pavilion at Portland State University will be a great campus landmark creating a vibrant and expansive place to celebrate excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.