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Featured Events

Sep 20 Welcome Back Party
Berkeley

WelcomeParty
Welcome back Peace Corps Volunteers who have recently completed their service. Food and drink will be provided. This event is open to all. This event is free to the newly returned and we ask everyone else to help support this event with a $10 donation.  More>>


Third Goal Workshops
Story Jam
Whether it's giving presentations at schools or telling your story at one of our story jams NorCal's workshops help RPCVs fulfill the Third Goal of Peace Corps, promoting understanding between peoples of the world. More>>


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.