The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is excited to announce its latest Mini-Grants in the 2020 series! The Mini-Grant Series encourages all organizations, big or small, to build their capacity, increase their professionalism, create special volunteer-driven initiatives and engage more than just their core volunteers.

This year, organizations may apply for one or more of the following funding opportunities: Covid-19 Volunteer Support, Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA), VolunteerPro Membership, Volunteer Manager Support, and 9-11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.

See a short summary below on each Mini-Grant. All funding guidelines and applications will be posted here on the KVC website (www.kanserve.org) and announced in the monthly KVC Star e-newsletter as they are released. For more information or questions, please contact volunteer@ksde.org

GENERAL MINI-GRANT APPLICATION MATERIALS

COVID-19 VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

-THIS GRANT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED-

  • Application opens April 6, 2020 Requirement
  • The application due date is April 17, 2020 at 5:00PM CST
  • Projects for COVID-19 Volunteer Support must be completed between April 24, 2020 – June 30, 2020
  • Applicants will be selected to receive between $500 and $1000 in funding

 

CERTIFICATION IN VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATION

-THIS GRANT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED -

  • Application opens December 18, 2019
  • The application due date will be January 20, 2020 at 5:00PM CST
  • Funds will be made available for volunteer managers to complete the CVA between February 10, 2020 – September 15, 2020
  • 10 applicants will be selected to receive up to $225 in funding, which grantees will be required to match dollar-for-dollar

VOLUNTEERPRO MEMBERSHIP

-THIS GRANT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED- 

  • Application opens December 18, 2019
  • The application due date will be January 20, 2020 at 5:00PM CST
  • Funds will be made available for volunteer managers to purchase a VolunteerPro membership between February 10, 2020 and September 15, 2020 
  • 10 applicants will be selected to receive up to $300 in funding, which grantees will be required to match dollar-for-dollar

VOLUNTEER MANAGER SUPPORT

-THIS GRANT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED- 

  • Application opens January 14, 2020
  • The application due date will be February 17, 2020 at 5:00PM CST
  • Funds will be made available to provide training to volunteers or to support professional development for volunteer managers between March 9, 2020 – September 15, 2020 
  • 10 applicants will be selected to receive up to $1,500 in funding, which grantees will be required to match dollar-for-dollar

9/11 NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE

-THIS GRANT OPENS JUNE 15, 2020-

  • Application opens June 15, 2020
  • The application due date will be July 31, 2020 at 5:00PM CST
  • Funds will be made available for organizations to host volunteer projects and service activities honoring those who died and those who served as a result of the attacks on 9/11 – Grant activities can take place anytime between September 7– September 15, 2020 
  • 10 applicants will be selected to receive up to $500 in funding, which grantees will be required to match dollar-for-dollar