Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service

Award / $16,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Des Moines, IA Iowa Statewide

The capacity of nonprofits to improve individual and overall community health has the potential to be greatly expanded through the effective engagement of volunteers, however a majority of organizations do not have the knowledge and practices to leverage this asset. Expanding health-focused nonprofits’ access to participation in the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI) will expand their capacity to improve individual and overall community health by leveraging the support of volunteers. Through TCI scholarships to participate in SEI, eight health focused organizations serving rural Iowa will learn to engage local citizens as volunteers in new and innovative ways to meet pressing local needs and challenges.