Applications Open For Volunteer Generation Fund Grants

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Volunteer Iowa Announces Applications Are Now Open For Volunteer Generation Fund Grants


The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa) is pleased to announce applications are now open for Volunteer Generation Fund grants. Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funds support development and strengthening of the volunteer infrastructure in Iowa through Volunteer Centers.  

Existing Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grantees as well as new organizations that have the capacity and funding to support Volunteer Center functions are eligible to apply. 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. 

This Request for Application is two-fold:

  1. To solicit applications from existing programs updating their progress-to-date on current grant activities, including program goals of increasing the engagement of Iowans in meaningful service and increasing volunteer opportunities through development of Volunteer Centers or expanding existing Volunteer Centers.  In addition, current grantees will report on any proposed changes to activities or other major modifications to the current grant.  Information from the Application will be used to evaluate program progress and determine whether continued funding is merited and, if so, whether the level of funding proposed for 2018 is justified.
  2. To solicit applications from public or non-profit organizations wishing to plan for and develop functions of a volunteer center. 

All organizations funded under this RFA will be expected to support functions of a Volunteer Center 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.    

VGF GRANT AGREEMENT PERIOD: January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020

GRANTS AWARD RANGE: $5,000 - $35,000

GRANT OPERATIONS: Regional or Local Areas in Iowa

APPLICATION & MATERIALS DUE: November 14, 2017, 3:00 PM

Proposals and associated attachments must be submitted to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service via the Iowa Grants Management System (  For detailed application information, please download the application instructions.

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