Volunteer Generation Fund
The Commission received its first Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant from the Corporation on National and Community Service in 2010. The most recent iteration of the program provided grants to non-profits that engaged volunteers to alleviate hunger. These grantees, or “flagship” organizations, partnered with other nonprofits in their communities to recruit, train, place, and manage the volunteers.
Previous VGF Flagship Organizations
Agriculture and Markets
New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy
The VGF program was aligned with the New York State Council on Hunger and Food Policy, which aims to improve access to healthy food for all New Yorkers.