Service Enterprise Initiative
Volunteer Generation Fund
Serve Kentucky received a Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant of $303,274 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) in October 2017. This funding will allow Serve Kentucky to better support local organizations in recruiting, managing, and retaining volunteers to address some of Kentucky’s most pressing challenges – and for KCCVS to strengthen our mission.
The VGF grants supports state service commissions and local organizations in boosting the impact of volunteers in addressing critical community needs. The VGF grant will support Serve Kentucky, our state service commission, to expand and strengthen our ability to serve the Commonwealth.
The 2017 grant competition was highly competitive with a strong demand by state service commissions seeking VGF resources. CNCS awarded 15 VGF grants to state service commissions across the country, totaling more than $3.7 million. Serve Kentucky is thrilled to be one of the 15 state service commissions to receive these funds.
Serve Kentucky has been accepted by Points of Light to become a Service Enterprise Hub. Serve Kentucky will be working with this national initiative and joining a network of certified trainers and organizations to build the capacity of organizations to better meet their missions through the power of volunteers.
We look forward to sharing more VGF strategies and activities with you in the near future. If you have any questions regarding VGF, please contact Melissa Benton at (502) 564-7420, ext. 3868.