The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is excited to announce its 2018 Mini-Grant Series. The Mini-Grant Series encourages all organizations, big or small, to create special initiatives to engage more than just their core volunteers.

This year, organizations can apply for one or more of the following funding opportunities: 9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Global Youth Service Day and Volunteer Manager Support.

See below for a small blurb on each mini-grant and the release date. The funding guidelines and application will be posted on the KVC website (www.kanserve.org) and announced in the monthly KVC Star e-newsletter on the dates listed below. For more information or questions, please contact volunteer@ksde.org.  

9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

  • Application opens 6/18/18
  • Funds available for organizations to host volunteer projects and service activities honoring those who died and those who served because of what happened on 9/11 -- Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

  • Application opens 10/8/18
  • Funds available for organizations to host volunteer projects and service activities on or around MLK Day of Service -- Monday, January 21, 2019.

Global Youth Service Day

  • Application opens 11/5/18
  • Funds available for student-led volunteer projects and service activities on or around Global Youth Service Day -- Friday, April 19, 2019.

Volunteer Manager Support

  • Application opens 12/3/18
  • Funds available to provide training to volunteers or to support professional development for volunteer managers between April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019.