Corporate Volunteer Grant Programs: The Basics

What Are Volunteer Grants?

Volunteer grant programs, also known as “Dollars for Doers” programs, are corporate giving programs created to encourage volunteerism in communities where employees live and work.

Through these programs, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees volunteer regularly.

Why are Volunteer Grants Important?

Every dollar counts and volunteer grants are free money that nonprofits tend to overlook.

If your organization already has a dedicated group of volunteers, it’s likely that there are volunteer grant opportunities going to waste. Don’t miss out on easy, additional funding.

Why do Organizations Overlook Volunteer Grants?

There is often limited information on where volunteers work and a lack of knowledge on whether each specific company offers volunteer grant programs.

It’s also tough for individual nonprofits to communicate guidelines and instructions to volunteers.