Fact Sheets

Through the programs of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Americans are investing their time, energy and talent in improving the lives of others and strengthening their communities. In the process, they are building a more engaged society and becoming leaders in civic life.

View Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs on our programs and initiatives:

Program Fact Sheets

Learn more about AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and other flagship CNCS programs.
  • The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation's largest grant-maker in support of service and volunteering, CNCS engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and other programs, and leads President Obama’s call-to-service initiative, United We Serve.
  • AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 men and women in intensive service each year at thousands of locations across the country including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups.
  • AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential service program for individuals ages 18-24. NCCC members are organized into 10- to 12-member teams and serve in local communities in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) taps the skills, talents, and passion of more than 8,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty.
  • Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs — RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Senior Companion Program.
  • The Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, transforms lives and communities by using limited federal investment as a catalyst to grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of strong results. Throughout the U.S., effective solutions to many of our major problems have been developed and are already achieving strong results. The Social Innovation Fund was founded on the fundamental idea that we can make enormous progress toward overcoming significant challenges by finding and growing the most promising of these solutions.

Special Initiative Fact Sheets

Get background information on the initiatives we lead including MLK Day, the President’s Community Service Honor Roll, and the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs

Delve into the details behind CNCS initiatives, our research, and the services our programs deliver.

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