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Ways Your Organization Can Access Our Resources

AmeriCorps provides support through funding and people power to more than 2,000 organizations across America.
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People Power

Every year, we place more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers with organizations across the country.

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AmeriCorps is a federal agency that funds organizations to make positive impact in communities. To support the placement of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in communities, we provide more than $800 million in grants each year.

Find the Opportunity that’s Right for the Needs of Your Organization

We empower an entire ecosystem of service through our core programs.

Are you an organization looking for grants that support AmeriCorps members in meeting critical needs in the community?

AmeriCorps State & National

Are you an organization looking to connect individuals with volunteer opportunities throughout the community?

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP

Are you an organization looking for resources to help overcome poverty in the local community?

AmeriCorps VISTA

Are you an organization looking to connect volunteers with children who need extra support?

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparents

Are you an organization looking for a team of AmeriCorps members that can complete service projects responding to local communities' needs?

AmeriCorps NCCC

Are you an organization looking to connect volunteers with seniors living independently?

AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companions

Are you a State Service Commission looking to increase volunteer recruitment and retention?

Volunteer Generation Fund

Are you a higher education institution dedicated to civic engagement, civil society, and national service?

Research and Evaluation

Are you an organization interested in hosting a single-day project that will encourage more Americans to improve their community through volunteerism?

MLK Day of Service

Are you an organization interested in hosting a single-day project to encourage individuals to volunteer to honor the lives lost on 9/11?

September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance

How Can My Organization Apply?

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Step 1

Research opportunities offered through our different programs

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Step 2

Check eligibility requirements

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Step 3

Learn best practices through our fund management and grant compliance trainings

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Step 4

Apply for funding through our eGrants platform

Recruit Members and Volunteers

In most cases, when you receive AmeriCorps resources, you are committing to finding members and volunteers to help improve your community. We provide grantees and sponsors with resources to recruit these individuals. 

Through the MyAmeriCorps Portal, our online recruitment system, you can find AmeriCorps members interested in serving.

AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers use the Pathfinder to directly contact the organization with whom they are interested in serving.

Check out our communication resources

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Things You Should Know

1. Terms and Conditions

Read the detailed terms and conditions of our funding opportunities to understand requirements and expectations of becoming an AmeriCorps grantee or project sponsor.

2. Application and Review Process

AmeriCorps uses a multi-stage application and review process that differs by each funding opportunity. There are varying degrees of support that we can provide to applicants throughout the process. 

Explore the applicable program page for details on the application and review process.

3. Training and Technical Assistance

If you receive resources from AmeriCorps, you will have access to training and technical assistance that will set you up for success. In addition to our online resources, you will have access to our team of national service experts. 

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Grant Opportunity

If you are part of a national or local nonprofit, school, government agency, faith-based or community organization, you can apply for people power and funding through through one of our many programs.

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Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Question page.

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