The Volunteers for Prosperity Service Incentive Program (VFPServ) is a public-private partnership of the US government to make short-term volunteering abroad by skilled Americans more affordable.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
By making funds available to cover at least a portion of the major costs involved with service assignments abroad for American professionals, VFPServ will help to ensure greater numbers of volunteers, thereby extending the reach of Volunteers for Prosperity (VFP), an initiative established by President Bush on September 25, 2003 to encourage skilled Americans to serve others in need around the world and support the nation’s global health and health prosperity agenda.
How will this project solve this problem?
VFPServ provides grants to partner organizations to assist skilled Americans who wish to volunteer abroad. VFPServ grants (ranging from $500 to $1000) are individual, non-renewable and are designated to offset travel, insurance and local living costs
Potential Long Term Impact
More American professionals will have the ability to go overseas to volunteer.
Total Funding Received to Date: $389,819
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $389,819 . The original project funding goal was $400,000.