VGF strengthens nonprofit organizations to recruit and retain volunteers to meet critical community needs!
Authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, and sponsored by AmeriCorps, the Volunteer Generation Fund supports organizations and State Service Commissions to boost the impact of volunteers on community needs. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) focuses on investments in volunteer management practices that increase both volunteer recruitment and retention. At a time of social need, when Americans of all ages are looking for ways to give back, we need to be ready to engage all those who answer the call to serve.
There are currently 22 state service commissions administering Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) initiatives totaling $6.4 million.
The Nevada Volunteers & VGF Partnership
Nevada Volunteers utilizes this funding to help non-profits across the state enhance their volunteerism impact and recognition efforts. Interested in learning more about the Volunteer Generation Fund? Contact Shannon Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Funding Opportunities
2021 VGF Capacity Building Mini Grant
Past Funding Opportunities
2020 – 20201 VGF Volunteer Recognition Micro-grant
Stay tuned for training links for volunteer management webinars.
Not able to apply but interesting in being involved? Apply to be a peer reviewer!
2020 – 2021 Volunteer Generation Fund Volunteer Recognition Micro Grant Recipients
American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Southern Nevada
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Center For Healthy Aging
Cure 4 the Kids Foundation
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon & Storey Counties
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Kline Veteran’s Fund
Leaders In Training
Mesquite Senior Games
Nevada Outreach Training Organization
Nevada Rural Counties RSVP, Inc
Nye Communities Coalition
Senior Outreach Services
Seniors In Service
Spread the Word Nevada
Springs Preserve Foundation
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Tails of Nye County
The Good Deed Project
The Holland Project
The Rape Crisis Center
Truckee Meadows Park Foundation
Women & Children’s Center of the Sierra
Nevada Volunteers utilizes funding from the Volunteer Generation Fund to implement three interventions to increase the capacity of Nevada organizations to effectively manage volunteers and increase volunteerism across Nevada: 1) Expand the reach of our statewide website, to connect organizations with a diverse base of volunteers; 2) provide capacity-building mini-grants to organizations interested in implementing new evidence-based volunteer management best practices; and 3) provide training and technical assistance to organizations on
evidence-based volunteer management best practices.