2017 Volunteer Generation Fund Competition Awards

Through the Volunteer Generation Fund, (VGF) the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) supports states service commissions and local organizations in strengthening and expanding volunteering across the country. Funding through the VGF will support local organization’s efforts to better recruit, manage, and retain volunteers to address some of the most pressing issues facing the nation.

This year, CNCS awarded 15 VGF grants to state service commissions, totaling more than $3.7 million. Those receiving funding may carry out activities supported under this award, or may make subgrants to local organization, supporting the goals of the VGF.

Below is the list of successful applicants, their base cities of operation, and the award amount.


Organization NameProgram NameProgram Location StateApproved Funding
Arizona Governor's Commission on Service and VolunteerismArizona Service Enteprise InitiativeAZ$118,005
Iowa Commission on Volunteer ServiceVolunteer Iowa VGFIA$192,023
Kansas Volunteer CommissionVolunteer Center InfrastructureKS$113,899
Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and ServiceKY VGFKY$303,274
Maine Commission for Community ServiceVolunteer Generation FundME$222,256
Massachusetts Service AllianceMassachusetts Volunteer Generation InitiativeMA$207,148
Michigan Community Service CommissionVolunteer MichiganMI$318,333
Minnesota Commission on National and Community ServiceVolunteer GenerationMN$252,083
New Jersey Commission on National Community ServiceJersey Strong: I Am A VolunteerNJ$283,333
New York State Commission on National & Community ServiceNew York State's Volunteer Generation FundNY$498,333
Serve DC-Mayor's Office on VolunteerismMy Brother's Keeper DC- Strengthening Our CommunityDC$148,333
Volunteer FloridaVolunteer Florida 2017 VGFFL$413,039
Volunteer NH!Volunteer Generation ProjectNH$131,257
Volunteer TennesseeTennessee Volunteer Generation FundTN$298,388
WV Commission for National and Community ServiceWest Virginia Volunteer Generation FundWV$262,295


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