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The United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) serves as the alternative administrative agency for the state’s Commission on National and Community Service. Through volunteerism and national service programming, UWASC seeks to renew the ethic of civic responsibility for all of South Carolina’s citizens. UWASC grants funds to faith-based organizations, community nonprofits, tribal communities, and educational entities to encourage volunteer engagement to help address pressing community needs. 

The United Way Association of South Carolina, with funds made available by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is proud to announce the South Carolina Volunteer Generation grant competition. CNCS is a federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. Through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, CNCS has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action.

This South Carolina Volunteer Generation Fund (SC-VGF) grant opportunity aims to provide partner agencies with the necessary financial resources needed to implement evidence-based strategies that will increase their ability to engage and retain volunteers. UWASC will provide training and technical assistance as well as make available grants of up to $25,000 to an estimated 10 eligible entities. It is expected that the average grant award will be in the $15,000 range. The use of funding will be limited to expenses that are based on evidence-informed practices that have been found to correlate to strong volunteer engagement and retention. 

To download the application and instructions you can click here. When you have reviewed the application in its entirely and are ready to apply, you may do so using the below application process. Be sure to attach documents as required. 

Completed applications and supplemental documentation are due by March 29, 2019 at 5:00PM local time. 

Please fill out this form only if you are an authorized representative of the organization that you are representing. Questions about the application process may be directed to Rosland Powell, Impact Services Manager, at rosland.powell@uwasc.org.

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Please fill in the [blanks] below to complete the executive summary:


[Name of organization] will recruit [number of] volunteers that will serve a total of [hours] towards meeting pressing community needs in the following South Carolina Counties: [Counties where volunteers will serve].


The CNCS investment of $[amount of request] will be matched with $[amount of local, state, and federal funds] in public funding and $[amount of non-governmental funds] in private funding, totaling $[total amount of projected match].

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