Sunday, April 20, 2014

Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University Receives $100,000 Federal Research Grant to Help Strengthen Volunteering

Nonprofits, policy makers and scholars will have a better understanding of the factors that impact Americans’ volunteering as a result of research being conducted by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Science Foundation have awarded the Center a $100,000 grant to study trends in volunteering over time and what influences whether or not people volunteer.

“This research will provide new insights into the personal and national circumstances that cause volunteering rates to rise or fall,” said Una Osili, director of research for the Center. “It will examine how changes in the economy, the labor market and employment trends such as those experienced in recent years affect participation in volunteering.”

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