Commission Approves $275,000 in RSVP Grants

Thursday, June 29, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Adam Lounsbury, Volunteer Iowa

Commission Approves $275,000 in RSVP Grants

June 29, 2017 (DES MOINES, IA) – Volunteer Iowa (Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) has approved $275,733 in state funded RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Grants.

RSVP connects volunteers age 55 and over with service opportunities in their communities that match their skills and availability. From building houses to immunizing children, to enhancing the capacity of nonprofit organizations to improving and protecting the environment, RSVP volunteers put their unique talents to work to make a difference.

A state appropriation of $275,733, which is used to leverage additional federal and local funding, is coordinated by Volunteer Iowa for RSVP projects.

Grants were approved today to the following entities:



State Funding

Decorah Public Library

Decorah, IA


City of Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA


Covenant Medical Center

Waterloo, IA


United Way of East Central Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA


Elder Services, Inc.

Iowa City, IA


Carroll County RSVP

Carroll, IA


North Iowa Area Community College

Mason City, IA


Boone County Hospital

Boone, IA


Mobile Meals United

Clinton, IA


Story City Senior Citizens, Inc.

Story City, IA


Finley Hospital

Dubuque, IA


ISU Extension, Jasper County

Newton, IA


The Fellowship Cup

Mount Pleasant, IA


Iowa Lakes Community College

Spencer, IA


United Way of Central Iowa

Des Moines, IA


Graceland University

Lamoni, IA


Connections Area Agency on Aging

Council Bluffs, IA


United Way of Wapello County

Ottumwa, IA


Volunteer Iowa is responsible for administering the state funding of RSVP. Iowans interested in serving in RSVP can learn more at


About the Volunteer Iowa (or Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service)

Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at

About the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit


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