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Featured Events

Dec 18, SF Story Jam:
Preaching to the Choir


Celebrate our last story jam of the year with our 'Preaching to the Choir Story Jam' on December 18. In Honor of the holiday we'll be sharing tales of cultural salvation from near and far. Details>>

Jan 31, Palo Alto,
Festival of Cultures &
Annual General Meeting


Join us for our biggest event of the year. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from around Northern California will team up with the Ohlone Elementary School Global Awareness team to celebrate, learn and share experiences from over 100 countries at our Annual Festival of Cultures. We need volunteers for country presenations, international fashion show, cook international foods, organize cross culutral activities for kids and general volunteer help. Volunteer to Help>>

Grants Proposals due August 31, 2014

Last Update: 7/11/2014 12:35 PM

The Grants Program provides an opportunity for NorCal members to support a project in your country of service or a worthy project you know about. We want to hear from you!

NorCal RPCV Debra Pritchard, currently in Palawan, Philippines, received $960
for recreation equipment for the Palawan Special Olympics in 2013.

Applications are accepted from projects that meet criteria posted on the NorCal website. These projects require community involvement in the form of labor, funds or in-kind materials and equipment. We especially favor proposals from NorCal members and current PC Volunteers from Northern California. We also consider Peace Corps Partnership Projects from California PCVs.

Our Grants Program tries to vary the kind of projects and their geographic location, in keeping with the spirit of Peace Corps and the diversity of our members. Over the years we have supported local libraries, literacy efforts, latrine construction, environmental clean-up, health clinic equipment, school materials, youth recreation, and water collection efforts, to name a few.

Funding for Grants comes from fundraisers held during the year and direct donations from NorCal members and friends. A typical grant is $500-2,000 and we usually name 2-4 total grants each year.

Details about the Grants Program and the application process can be found on the NorCal website. Contact Marilyn Hyde, Grants Chair, at marhyde@cruzio.com for more information.