Volunteer Generation Fund Planning Grants Available

Monday, January 30, 2017

Volunteer Generation Fund Planning Grants Available

The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa) is pleased to announce funding of Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Planning Grants. Volunteer Generation Fund planning grant funds support the strengthening of volunteer infrastructure in Iowa through the development of volunteer centers.

Organizations interested in developing or expanding volunteer center functions are eligible to apply. Organizations who have not previously received a VGF grant and are not located in a county currently served by an existing volunteer center will be prioritized for funding. The following entities are encouraged to apply: non-profit organizations, state agencies and local governments, elementary and secondary schools, Indian tribes, colleges and universities, community and faith-based organizations, labor organizations, partnerships and consortia, or intermediary organizations representing a combination of these or similar groups working together.

The purpose of this Request for Applications (“Application”) is to solicit applications from public or private nonprofit organizations wishing to plan for and develop functions of a volunteer center. Volunteer centers provide the following services external to their own organization: a) connect people with opportunities to volunteer and serve: b) increase capacity for organizations to engage volunteers in meaningful service; c) promote volunteering; and, d) develop internally and/or support partners in developing local programming/projects designed to utilize volunteerism as a solution to community problems. Volunteer center structures can vary; Volunteer Iowa is looking for applicants to develop models that are a fit for their local community.

Proposals and associated attachments must be submitted to the Volunteer Iowa via the Iowa Grants Management System (www.iowagrants.gov) system by 3:00 PM CDT on March 6, 2017.  For detailed application information, please download the application instructions

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