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

Current Funding Opportunities

2021 VGF Capacity Building Mini Grant

Notice of Funding Opportunity

2021 Grant Application

2021 Grant Budget Template

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

Dignity Health

Elko F.I.S.H.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon & Storey Counties

Immunize Nevada

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Kline Veteran’s Fund

Kylers Kicks

Laika Press

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

Urban Roots

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.