Apply for a Community Grant
Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) is an independent non-profit organization. As part of our mission of supporting current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, we fund community grants twice a year, in the spring and fall, with annual application due dates of April 15 and October 15. We strive to increase participation in our local and global communities and to address needs and opportunities consistent with our members’ values.
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Grants of up to 500 USD are available to all members of BARPCV. Grants may fund local Boston-Area projects or international projects in which BARPCV members are involved. Grants may fund total project costs, start-up project costs, or the expansion or replication of an existing successful project.
Active board members may apply with a co-sponsor and are not allowed to vote during the cycle in which they apply.
BARPCV does not fund:
- Academic research
- Individual scholarships
- Sponsorships or advertising
- Applicant travel
Individuals wishing to be considered for a grant should submit a written proposal that includes all of the following information:
- Community support for the project
- Project sustainability
- Plan of action and time frame
- Qualifications of project stakeholders
- Detailed project budget in table format
- How the project's success will be determined/measured.
- Any affiliation the applicant has with BARPCV or any of its affiliates
- Any potential conflicts of interest applicant should the application be approved
- If applicable, information on other donors or project contributors
Proposals should be approximately 2-3 pages in length.
Applications are due each year on April 15 and October 15. Email proposals are accepted and preferred. Grants are one-time for up to 500 USD.
To submit proposals and requests for information, email our BARPCV Community Grants Chair.
The full BARPCV board will review proposals each spring and fall to select which projects to fund. Applicants will be notified via email regarding the funding decision for their proposed project.
Note: At the Board's discretion, time-sensitive proposals may be reviewed at any monthly BARPCV meeting.
Award recipients are expected to send a one-page final report at the completion of the project. The report should detail accomplishments and any challenges that have affected the project. Photos are highly encouraged. Awardees agree to acknowledge BARPCV as a sponsor of their project. The Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are proud to promote the good works of our membership.