Since 1994, UServeUtah has supported hundreds of community-based organizations that are engaging local citizens to address their most pressing needs. UServeUtah administers Utah AmeriCorps programs and awards grants for National Days of Service. Our largest funding opportunity is for AmeriCorps programs, and throughout the year we may announce additional grants as they become available.
This page provides you with the latest information in available grants, along with information to assist you in applying. Grant application cycles occur throughout the year related to the various projects, programs and National Days of Service that UServeUtah promotes. Grant funds are usually for non profit organizations, faith-based organizations, government agencies and schools. Grants are usually meant to be used as “seed money” to enhance the capacity of your organization in creating vibrant productive communities with active, engaged citizens.
We look forward to working with you as you strengthen Utah communities through the power of service and volunteerism!
AmeriCorps State Program Grants
The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism will be accepting applications for the operation of Utah State*AmeriCorps programs. AmeriCorps provides support to nonprofits, community organizations, and public agencies committed to addressing critical issues in areas such as education, public safety, health, economic opportunity, the environment and other human needs. Grantees and sponsoring organizations are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and managing members. Program operation will begin in Fall 2014. The application process will be explained in detail in mandatory AmeriCorps Funding Technical Assistance Meetings. Those interested in applying must attend one meeting. Further information is available on our AmeriCorps NOFA page.
Volunteer Generation Funds
The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism improves Utah’s volunteer infrastructure by strengthening existing networks of Volunteer Connector Centers, and improving the ability of nonprofits to effectively use volunteers in both short- and long-term roles. The Volunteer Generation Fund has issued grants in past years for Volunteer Management Training as well as National Days of Service including MLK Day and 9/11. Our purpose is to raise public awareness of volunteerism and generate interest in service. Our next grant from this fund will be for 9/11 (September 11, 2014) Day of Service and Remembrance Grants.
Regional Training Grant
MLK Day of Service Grant
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Global Youth Service Day Grants
The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism accepts applications for Global Youth Service Day grants from Utah non-profit organizations. The goal of these grants is to increase the number of youth between the age of 5 and 25 serving in meaningful roles as volunteers dedicated to addressing important needs in communities across Utah.
Grants up to $800 are awarded to Utah non-profit organizations to assist in creating projects that occur between April 11-26, 2014. A minimum of 100 youth volunteers must be recruited and used in the projects. When grant funds are available, further information is available on the grant application page.