Since 1981, NorCal has provided support for domestic and international projects with funds raised at conferences and other RPCV gatherings.
NorCal's Grants Program provides funds for community development projects all around our planet. While there is no minimum-maximum size, most grants average from $500-$2000 depending on the amount requested and funds available.
NorCal looks for varied international and domestic project opportunities benefiting different groups of people, in keeping with the spirit and idea of Peace Corps. The persons requesting funds must demonstrate commitment to the project by providing community labor, monetary contributions, local resources and/or training.
We encourage projects submitted by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and current Peace Corps Volunteers from Northern California.
NorCal looks for opportunities to:
- Provide total project costs
- Fund start-up project costs
- Expand or replicate a successful projec.
The prospective project will be evaluated for its potential to meet as many of the following as possible:
Please note: Project funding does not guarantee availability of future funds. Funding will not be provided for individuals, scholarships, travel, or general operating expenses.
- Be technically and economically feasible.
- Improve the general welfare of the community.
- Ensure that all those actively involved in the project will benefit from the results.
- Address community needs.
- Facilitate the transfer of technology, skills and knowledge to others.
- Foster self-sufficiency.
Interested parties must submit a proposal which contains the following information:
- Name and address of the organization.
- Local name, address, and phone when organization is overseas.
- NorCal RPCV knowledgeable of organization and project.
- General description of the organization, including goals, purpose, a brief history of previous and current work, and source of funding.
- Organization budget.
- Project title and detailed description.
- How project meets Selection Criteria (outlined on previous page).
- Key personnel and their responsibilities for the project.
- Project budget in detail.
- Amount and purpose of funding requested from NorCal.
Mail application to:
NorCal Peace Corps Association
Marilyn Hyde, Grants Chair
P.O. Box 2547
San Francisco, CA 94126
For more info email Marilyn Hyde, Grants Chair
If you are a NorCal Member interested in serving on the Grants Committee, please contact a NorCal Board Member