Volunteer NH is proud to announce our first-ever group of Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) Mini-Grant recipients:
- Cornerstone VNA
- Families in Transition
- FIRST New Hampshire Robotics
- Makers Mill (G.A.L.A Community Center)
- Lebanon Opera House
- New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Inc.
- Newmarket Community Church
- Partnership For Public Health, Inc.
- Racial Unity Team
These federal AmeriCorps funds will be subgranted through Volunteer NH with the intention of supporting local entities serving New Hampshire communities to recruit, manage, support, and retain individuals serving in high-quality volunteer assignments.
While Volunteer NH is in the second year of supporting a VGF Cohort of organizations receiving larger ($7,500 – $30,000) grants over 9-12 months, we recognize that there are barriers to accessing and utilizing this funding. With this in mind, the mini-grant opportunity was designed to have:
- A simpler application process;
- Specific funding categories;
- Minimal reporting.
Volunteer NH received a large number of applications for this funding opportunity, reinforcing our commitment to offering this type of one-time, low-barrier funding. We look forward to growing this program and will be seeking resources to make more mini-grants available later this year.
Volunteer NH is a nonprofit organization established in 2000 and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Governor and approved by the Executive Council. Volunteer NH envisions our state as a place where people volunteer together to build strong and connected communities. We bring our vision to life by engaging those communities to solve local challenges through volunteerism.
AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture.