Purpose

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 download the grant application, click here.

To be eligible for a domestic grant, organizations/projects must:
  • Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization;

  • Benefit communities in the Milwaukee metro area: includes the following counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine and Kenosha;

  • Address one or more of our funding priority areas:

    • Providing for basic human needs: food, shelter, health care, education

    • Facilitating cross cultural education/understanding

    • Empowering underserved groups including, but not limited to immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities, low income communities, women and girls, etc.   

    • Providing opportunities for volunteering/community service

  • Be sponsored by a current MPCA member (please attach letter of support and contact information)

  • Have support from other sources or be actively looking for other support

To be eligible for an international grant, projects must:
  • Be sponsored by a current MPCA member (please attach letter of support and contact information) OR

  • Be initiated by/sponsored by current or returned Peace Corps Volunteers. (Preference given to projects involving PCVs from Wisconsin)

  • Have support from other sources or be actively looking for other support

  • Address one or more of our funding priority areas:

    • Providing for basic human needs: food, shelter, health care, education

    • Facilitating cross cultural education/understanding

    • Empowering underserved groups including, but not limited to immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities, low income communities, women and girls, etc.   

  • Please note: MPCA also considers international funding requests made through the Peace Corps Partnership program.  If you have applied for funding through the Peace Corps Partnership program and would like MPCA to consider your project for support in our next grant cycle, please contact the MPCA at: info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org

Application due dates

Applications must be received one week prior to MPCA board meetings (typically the third Thursday of the month) 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.

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.org 

 

Your completed application form and attachments can be mailed/e-mailed to: 

Milwaukee Peace Corps Association, Inc. (MPCA)

 

P.O. Box 511322
Milwaukee, WI 53203-0221
info@milwaukeepeacecorps.org

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P.O. Box 511322, Milwaukee, WI 53203-0221

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