VFPServ General Fund



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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $389,819

Funding Information

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


donate now:


Thanks to 1,409 donors like you, a total of $389,819 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by GlobalGiving that needs your help, such as:

Start a Fundraiser

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.



Washington, D.C., United States

Project Leader

Britt Lake

Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of VFPServ General Fund
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.