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AmeriCorps VISTA



Interested in becoming a VISTA service member?

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For nearly two decades, the Initiative Foundation sponsored an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) program, supporting organizations that help to eradicate poverty. While we no longer sponsor an AmeriCorps VISTA program, we encourage you to learn more about hosting a VISTA project.

AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and serving alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions. If you have a passion for service, we encourage you to learn more about national service programs and check out positions currently seeking members.

During our time as an AmeriCorps VISTA sponsor, the Initiative Foundation supported more than 350 members who served at 100-plus host sites across Central Minnesota. These VISTA service members contributed to their host sites in significant ways. Collectively, our members ...

  • recruited 9,300 community volunteers
  • raised more than $2.6 million in cash resources
  • leveraged $1.5 million in non-cash resources to support their host sites.

We extend our sincere gratitude for the dutiful efforts of our VISTA Alumni, their host organizations, and for our esteemed partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service.