New federal grant opportunity aimed at volunteer recruitment, management and support.

Speaking of The Corporation for National and Community Service, a new grant opportunity geared towards volunteer recruitment and retention has just been released by the CNCS.

Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grants will be used to develop and/or support community-based entities to recruit, manage, and support volunteers. CNCS seeks to fund effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit and retain skill-based volunteers, and develop strategies to use volunteers effectively to solve problems. Specifically, the VGF grants will support efforts that expand the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit, manage, support and retain individuals to serve in high quality volunteer assignments.

Eligible entities include state governments, local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations.

Total funding has been set at $3.8 million, and minimum grant awards are expected to be in the $100,000 range.  The program requires submission of a Notification of Intent to Apply by

June 6, 2017, with applications due July 6, 2017


Can we help? Our grant writers stand ready and willing to assist qualifying organizations meet the tight deadlines set under this funding opportunity.  For more information, contact Kelly Riley at or 440-622-4947.