|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Volunteer Florida announced the availability of up to $512,000 in grant funding to assist Florida’s nonprofit organizations in the recruitment and retention of skills-based volunteers through the national Volunteer Generation Fund. Organizations interested in applying for one of the 25 possible grants should respond to the request for proposals by 5pm (EST) Friday, August 11th.
It is expected that this year’s Volunteer Generation Fund programs will help local nonprofits manage and support approximately 10,000 skills-based volunteers who will collectively contribute 75,000 hours of service throughout the State of Florida – a total value of $2,076,000.
The Volunteer Generation Fund helps organizations more effectively recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers. Skill based volunteering is a strategic type of volunteerism that expands the impact of community organizations by leveraging the professional skills, lived experience and talents of volunteers and matches them with the needs of Florida’s nonprofits. Funding for the Volunteer Generation Fund is made available by AmeriCorps, the federal agency responsible for volunteering and national service, and administered by Volunteer Florida.
Special consideration for funding will be given to organizations supporting rural communities, high impact mentoring and tutoring programs associated with the National Partnership for Student Success and those aligned with the United We Serve initiative. New and second-year subgrantee organizations will be eligible to receive $20,000 in grant funding, and third-year subgrantees will be eligible to receive $24,000 in grant funding.
To view the request for proposals and application instructions, please click here. On Tuesday, July 11th, Volunteer Florida will host a technical assistance webinar for applicant organizations at 1pm (EST). Please click here to register.
About Volunteer Florida
Volunteer Florida, established in Florida Statutes in 1994, manages national service programs and advocates for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Volunteer Florida has evolved to also serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida and launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect. Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live. For more information, please visit www.volunteerflorida.org.