Volunteer Generation Fund
The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) develops and strengthens the volunteer infrastructure in Iowa through the implementation of the Service Enterprise Initiative, as well as capacity building grants to volunteer centers. With VGF support, volunteer centers: connect people with opportunities to serve; increase capacity for organizations to engage volunteers in meaningful service; promote volunteering; and, form partnerships to develop local programs and projects that utilize volunteerism as a solution to community needs and challenges.
|Grantee||Location||County (or counties) Served||Grant Amount|
|ThinkCause - Volunteer Siouxland||Sioux City||Woodbury||$30,000|
|Iowa Western Community College - Iowa Campus Compact||Des Moines||Statewide||$20,000|
|United Way of East Central Iowa - Jones County Volunteer Center||Anamosa||Jones||$10,526|
|United Way of the Great River Region||Keokuk||Lee||$5,000|
|United Way of Wapello County||Ottumwa||Wapello||$20,000|
|Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley||Waterloo||Black Hawk||$13,774|
2017 Iowa Volunteer Generation Fund Grant Impact
Click on the image below to see the entire 2017 VGF Year in Review report:
Iowa VGF Sub-Grants
VGF grant applications are generally open every three years for a three-year grant award. Though the application process changes slightly each year, reviewing our previous Iowa VGF Request for Applications will give applicants a sense of eligibility, goals, and funding guidelines for the grant competition. For the 2018-2020 grant year competition, 7 of 9 applications were funded, with $107,967 funded out of $224,011 requested. New three year grants are anticipated to be released in the fall of 2020, pending funding availability.
We're here to help! For information about developing volunteer engagement resources in your area, please contact Michelle Raymer by e-mail or by phone: 515.348.6235.