Milwaukee Peace Corps Association, Inc. (MPCA) Grant Guidelines and Process


Mission Statement: MPCA is a community of current, former, and future Peace Corps volunteers and families who continue to promote Peace Corps ideals through cultural education and the support of both local and international development organizations in the Greater Milwaukee Area. It also provides social activities and emotional support for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, those returning from abroad, and the MPCA community.

MPCA makes small grants on a rolling basis throughout the year to organizations in the Milwaukee area and to Peace Corps Volunteer led/nominated projects abroad. (In general, grants awarded will be $500 or less)

Funding Application Procedures

Be advised, the following criteria will be used for grant approval. 

To be eligible for a domestic grant, organizations/projects must:

To be eligible for an international grant, projects must:

Application due dates

Applications must be received one week prior to MPCA board meetings (see table below for schedule) in order to be considered for funding during that month's meeting. The MPCA Board of Directors will review applications and make funding determinations at the meeting after having received a grant application. Grantees should expect to receive funds no sooner than one month from the time they are notified of the decision. MPCA is not to be viewed as an ongoing funding source.

Board MeetingApplicant Receives Notification Applicant Submits Report
10/15/15 10/22/15 Two months after project completion
11/18/15 11/25/15 Two months after project completion
12/5/15 12/12/15 Two months after project completion
Further meetings TBA    

Reporting requirements

Recipients must provide a one-page grant report within two months of project completion which includes project before and after pictures (if applicable) and a description of how MPCA funds were used.Questions should be directed to: MPCA Grants and Giving Coordinator at: info@milwaukeepeacecorps.orgApplicationThe grant application form is available here.Your completed application form and attachments should be mailed/e-mailed to: Milwaukee Peace Corps Association, Inc. (MPCA)P.O. Box 511322
Milwaukee, WI 53203-0221