Grants

Guidelines for Identifying Projects for Charitable Funding

Goals:  To Support PCVs in the field and to bring the PC experience back home by supporting activities in our own back yard in accordance with the Third Goal

Targets:  Two to three projects funded per year with an average of $250 per donation based on available funds.

                 For domestic projects, consider funding the same project for a two or three year timeframe.

Selection Criteria

Projects may be proposed by members and then reviewed by the Charitable Giving Committee. The committee will recommend projects to the Board and voted on at a Board meeting. Priority will be given to projects proposed by PCVs and RPCVs from Virginia.

Projects should be self-sustaining and have ongoing local community support.

Overseas projects may be drawn from the Peace Corps Partnership Program or other international programs.

Domestic projects should be with charities or NGOs in the Northern Virginia area with an international focus.

Sources of Funding

Charitable Giving Committee

NOVA RPCV Grants information for projects proposed by currently serving PCVs. This includes researching possible projects to assist,  how to apply for assistance, constraints on our giving (funding comes primarily from dues).

Sale of Madison, WI RPCV calendars

This is done annually, includes purchase, advertising, and delivery of calendars in Northern Virginia and adjacent areas.  This is a major fundraiser for NOVA RPCV, providing resources for our grants.

Donations from membership

Any donations to NOVA RPCV will be included in the funding for projects supported by the Charitable Giving Committee.

Donations to Peace Corps Partnership projects can be given directly through the PC Partnership website.

If you would like to donate any amount to NOVA RPCV to support our various projects and the expenses of the organization, please CONTACT US via NOVARPCV@gmail.com including DONATION in the subject line and we will let you know where to send a check. You may also donate at one of our quarterly meetings or other organizational activities.

Previous Grants

Feb 2017

A PC Partnership Program project in the Philippines received a $250 grant. The recipient is an environmental endeavor in the Philippines entitled, “Building Community Resilience to Climate Change Through a Small Island Ridge-to-Reef Program.”

 

June 2016

A PC Partnership Program in Modova received a $250 grant. The recipient is a project to provide Improved Access to Emergency Medical, Postal, and Utility Services for a village in Hincesti. J. Randall, PCV from Virginia.  See more information here.

 

2014
At various times during 2014 we directly supported projects coordinated by a PCV from Northern Virginia serving in South Africa. The first project was to collect books for creating a library at the school where she was serving in Limpopo. In addition to books we sent pens, pencils, notebooks and other supplies to the children at the school. The second project was to collect donations to fund a girls' sex education program.