Volunteer Florida Announces Grant Funding Opportunity

Tallahassee  Volunteer Florida announced a funding opportunity today for nonprofits and service organizations across the state. The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), administered by Volunteer Florida, will support local nonprofits so that they can more effectively serve Florida students and families. Proposals are due on August 22, 2016.

Volunteer Florida CEO Chester W. Spellman said, “As the lead agency for service and volunteerism in Florida, we are proud to invest in non-profits that seek to increase volunteer recruitment and retention. We are especially excited that Volunteer Florida will be increasing this funding to an anticipated $381,532 for 2016-2017.”

Volunteer Florida’s Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) program helps organizations to more effectively recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers. Skills-based volunteering is a strategic type of volunteerism that expands the impact of community organizations by engaging professionals from all industries, matching their experience, talents and education with the needs of service organizations.

The Volunteer Generation Fund is open to any community or faith-based organization that maintains 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, or a government entity in Florida. The applicant must be an organization that mobilizes individuals and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems. VGF funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Volunteer Florida’s federal partner.

To learn more and to apply, please visit this page.

To Apply
Volunteer Florida uses an on-line application system that can be found here.

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. EST on August 22, 2016.

To ensure that this funding process is carried out in a fair and equitable manner, all questions concerning the application should be submitted to VGFapplication@volunteerflorida.org.

A Technical Assistance Conference Call is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Details are as follows:

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
Applicants may join the meeting via computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking here.
United States (Toll-free): 1 866 899 4679
United States +1 (646) 749-3117
Access Code: 923-680-501

To see a list of current VGF grantees, click here.