Volunteer Iowa Announces Applications Are Now Open for Volunteer Generation Fund Grants
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.
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, 2021 - December 31, 2023
GRANTS AWARD RANGE: $5,000 - $35,000
GRANT OPERATIONS: Regional or Local Areas in Iowa
APPLICATION & MATERIALS DUE: November 16, 2020, 3:00PM
Proposals and associated attachments must be submitted to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service via the Iowa Grants Management System (www.IowaGrants.gov). For detailed application information, please download the application instructions.