August 18, 2023
Brittany Dover
(850) 556-9799

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Today, the Volunteer Florida Foundation’s Rural Community Assets Fund (RCAF) is excited to offer a special grant focused on strengthening the power and capacity of community organizations to further their missions by recruiting, equipping and mobilizing volunteers who serve Floridians in rural communities.With RCAF grants, organizations will increase one of the following outcomes: Number of individuals served, types of services provided, and number of individuals served per organization. The Volunteer Florida Foundation will provide grantees with comprehensive training, ongoing technical assistance, and coaching to establish or strengthen their existing volunteer base.The Volunteer Florida Foundation will distribute up to a total of $100,000, contingent upon availability of funds, for organizational and training support. Applicants may request between $5,000 and $10,000. “The Volunteer Florida Foundation’s Rural Community Assets Fund supports the mission by leveraging the necessary resources to enhance volunteer opportunities in our state’s rural counties,” said Josie Tamayo, CEO of Volunteer Florida. To view the Notice of Funding Availability and all application guidelines, please click hereApplication Opens: Friday, August 18, 2023Technical Assistance Call: Thursday, August 24, 2023 10am EDT. Register here.Applications are due to Volunteer Florida Foundation: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 5pm EDTTo ensure that the funding process is carried out fairly and equitably, all questions concerning the Application must be submitted to


About Volunteer FloridaVolunteer 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