• 2015 State of the SIF Report

  • Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service

  • Ten U.S. Cities Selected for New AmeriCorps Program to Help Communities Build Resilience. Welcome our new partner Catholic Charities.

  • AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants FY 2016.  Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families


About Us

We are the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

Read More



From Our Blog

National Service on Instagram

  • How are you #GivingBack?

From Our Blog

By Wendy Spencer


#GivingTuesday is an opportunity to start a new holiday tradition

Next week after many Americans have finished their shopping at the mall, supporting small businesses, or clicking for bargains online, they will set their sights on #GivingTuesday.  It is a great opportunity for more Americans to make helping others a new part of their holiday traditions.

On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations will highlight charitable giving and philanthropy, but the spirit of the day reaches even further – right down to the street where you live.

Think of the people you know who make time to help their neighbors, volunteer at their child’s school, or lend their professional expertise to a community organization.  Consider the charities you support or the donations you give to favorite causes.  Giving is something Americans don’t need prompting to do.

Our federal agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service, documents this spirit through the Volunteering and Civic Life in America report. (Stay tuned for new findings from our latest report in a few weeks.)

From year to year, some trends are constant. For instance, volunteering is an important activity for millions of Americans, with 1-in-4 serving through an organization. Plus, more than 62 percent of Americans participate in informal acts of volunteering, helping neighbors with tasks such as watching each other’s children or assisting elders with shopping.

Nov 27, 2015

By Wendy Spencer

#GivingTuesday is an opportunity to start a new holiday tradition

Next week after many Americans have finished their shopping at the mall, supporting small businesses...

By: Ryan Stone, Wisconsin HealthCorps AmeriCorps member


Today is National Rural Health Day – a day to focus on the power of rural communities to innovate and provide the care needed to the millions of people who call rural America home. Wisconsin HealthCorps AmeriCorps member Ryan Stone helps individuals in rural Wisconsin access affordable healthcare.

Healthcare extends beyond the walls of clinics and hospitals.  As a Wisconsin HealthCorps AmeriCorps member for Marinette County Public Health, I’ve seen the social determinants that place the county’s people on paths to illness. 

These challenges are magnified in rural counties like Marinette, where communities are widely dispersed without centralized transportation services and where medical underservice is a harsh reality.

Viewing public health from a social-ecological perspective has taught me that community health is not merely a matter of providing quality healthcare. The triumphs of science and successes of medicine become helpless when communities are entrenched with social disparities and constraints.  

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped Marinette galvanize local resources and construct channels for community members to get the care they need. As a Wisconsin HealthCorps AmeriCorps member, I have become a Certified Application Counselor so that I can help people understand their healthcare options, find affordable coverage, and assist with enrollment.

Nov 19, 2015

Legacy Corps Supporting Veterans and Military Families

Legacy Corps is a community-based caregiver support program by and for veterans of all wars and veteran/military families. Legacy Corps, utilizes highly trained volunteers to provide a range of caregiver support services including in-home respite care, information and linkages to other community support systems, hospital to home transition services, and other related services.

Legacy Corps is administered by the University of Maryland, Department of Health Services Administration (UMDHSA). UMDHSA has over 27 years experience in developing and implementing community-based volunteer service models and has a strong commitment to veteran/military families. The primary purpose of Legacy Corps is to provide an evidenced-based model of volunteer-driven respite services that will help to fill the gap in the need for services specifically targeted to military caregivers. Legacy Corps utilizes 542 highly trained and experienced volunteers, many of whom are veterans or veteran/military family members, each of whom provides a minimum of 450 hours of respite and caregiver support services per year.

This national network of respite and caregiver services supports and sustains over 490 active military or veterans as caregivers or recipients of care and 865 families of veteran and military families at 16 sites in 10 states (Florida, Alabama, Illinois, New York, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Idaho and California) by providing 243,900 hours of respite and other support services .  

Nov 12, 2015

Popular Topics

Sep 25, 2015
Aug 20, 2015

From Our CEO | Wendy Spencer

Blog Post

By Wendy Spencer#GivingTuesday is an opportunity to start a new holiday traditionNext week after many Americans have finished their shopping at the...

Wendy's Latest Tweets

Our Latest Tweets


President Obama painting wall

Serve Your Community

There are as many reasons to serve. Get information on how you can give back to your community.

View More

Disaster Services Unit on site following a disaster.

Impact Your Nation

The members and volunteers who serve in CNCS programs provide vital assistance to organizations.

View More

Service members working on housing project.

Build Your Capacity

Through programs and grants, CNCS provides human capital—people power—to help you address emerging needs in your community.

View More

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

Help improve your community, find your next volunteer opportunity.

National Service in Your State

See the impact service has throughout our nation.

National Service in Your State - US Map with state's labeled - Click here to find service projects in your state


eGrants is an online system designed to automate the entire grants and project management process from application to closeout.

View eGrants

Funding Opportunities

The Corporation of National and Community Service provides grants to organizations committed to strengthening their communities through volunteering.

View Opportunities

Operating Status

All Systems Are Operating Normally


  • How are you #GivingBack?

Welcome to Corporation for National and Community Service

No front page content has been created yet.

National Service Blog

Tags: Volunteering, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, National Service, serve.gov, United We Serve, CNCS, Wendy Spencer
Tags: AmeriCorps
Tags: Teach for America, AmeriCorps, National Service


Back to Top