The Volunteer Center of Maricopa County, which had supported volunteerism in the Valley since 1962, became unsure of its role in the community after other organizations with similar missions emerged. A Lodestar grant enabled the Center’s Board of Directors to hire a consultant to examine the Center’s most efficient course of action for the future. At the end of the study, the board concluded that promotion of volunteerism and coordination of volunteer services within the community could be accomplished effectively by other community organizations, and the Center dissolved. Lodestar provided additional financial support to relocate volunteer-based services to other nonprofits.
Grant Amount: $3,500
Year Granted: 2007
Grantee: Volunteer Center of Maricopa County
Location: AZ - Arizona