Volunteer Generation Fund
The George H. W. Bush Volunteer Generation Fund is a grant program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The Volunteer Generation Fund was established by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009, expanding the role of the Corporation for National and Community Service in strengthening the nation’s volunteer infrastructure. Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA) introduced the Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) as an amendment to the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which was signed into law on April 21, 2009, to build the capacity of state and local volunteer organizations to recruit, manage and train volunteers.
In 2013, President Obama named the Volunteer Generation Fund in honor of President George H. W. Bush during a special ceremony awarding the 41st President with the 5,000th Daily Points of Light Award.
The goals of Volunteer Generation Fund as described in the Serve America Act legislation are: