Past Grant Awards

PPCA has awarded over $45,000 since the inception of our grant program in 2009.

October 14, 2018

  • $1,500 to Urban Nature Partners PDX toward winter outdoor outings for diverse and low income youth in Portland, Oregon
  • $1,000 to Rural Youth Development Foundation toward 10 weeks of rural teacher training in Lutsk, Ukraine
  • $500 to Full Basket Belize toward scholarships for female high school students throughout Belize

April 8, 2018

  • $2,000 to Ghana Community Pathways toward a water and sanitation system for a school in Talensi-Nabdam, Ghana
  • $800 to Refugee Immigrant Hospitality Organization toward community food events for refugees and immigrants in Portland and Gresham, Oregon
  • $700 to Schools for Salone toward menstruation kits and health education at schools in Sierra Leone
  • $500 to Trash for Peace toward a pilot summer camp for historically underrepresented youth at an affordable housing site in the Portland metro area

October 8, 2017

  • $2,000 to Chankiek Primary School toward construction of a school with instruction in English and a minority language in Chankiek, Cambodia

April 8, 2017

  • $1,000 to Manyasa Friends Secondary School toward roofing material for two classrooms in Bungoma, Kenya
  • $500 to Full Basket Belize toward scholarships for female high school students throughout Belize

October 9, 2016

  • $1,000 to Atakora Junior High School toward brush control technology for a school garden in Donkorkrom, Ghana
  • $500 to Kahle Kahle toward Sparkle & Shine house-cleaning training for young mothers in Manzini, Swaziland
  • $500 to The Land of Canaan Foundation toward a sheep pen and shelter in Zababdeh, Palestine
  • $500 to Neay Reay Secondary School toward a sports court in Chhouk, Cambodia

April 10, 2016

  • $1,000 to Portland-Mutare Sister City Association toward a camp for deaf students in Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • $1,000 to Schools for Salone toward a sanitary station for students in Jaiama Bongor, Sierra Leone

October 25, 2015

  • $1,250 to African Road toward a traditional dance collaborative for girls in Gasogi, Rwanda
  • $750 to PCVs Rick and Wanda Likens toward English literature books for Kisaba school library in Lushoto, Tanzania

April 12, 2015

  • $1,000 to The Andando Foundation toward a poultry-raising facility for a women’s cooperative in Keur Soce, Senegal

October 12, 2014

  • $1,000 to Behavioral Health Resources toward hot spot wireless technology allowing mobile access to electronic medical records in Olympia, Washington

June 8, 2014

  • $2,200 to Schools for Salone toward solar power for a school in Sembehun, Sierra Leone
  • $1,000 to PCVs of Kosrae toward Camp GLOW for girls in Kosrae, Micronesia

October 13, 2013

  • $1,100 to toward field trips for students in the Somali Bantu Citizens Group’s afterschool program in Beaverton, Oregon
  • $500 to WAVES for Development toward soft-top surfboards to support a locally-operated surf school in Lobitos, Peru

June 9, 2013

  • $1,500 to Fultang Bilingual High School toward a clean water catchment and tank serving Nkongsamba, Cameroon
  • $958 to Makindu Children’s Center toward a borehole well to decrease water costs in Makindu, Kenya
  • $958 to Zimbabwe Artists Project toward a Weya artists stand at Avondale Plaza in Harare, Zimbabwe

February 10, 2013

  • $2,384 to Northwest Fair Trade Coalition toward video documentation of benefits of fair trade in Dehradun, India

June 3, 2012

  • $1,000 to Education for Haiti toward incorporation expenses for a new nonprofit serving students in Aquin, Haiti

February 12, 2012

  • $800 to Playa Balsa Water Committee toward chlorinated water and a composting toilet in Playa Balsa, Panama
  • $400 to Trash for Peace toward video documentation of how to build a recycle bin from re-used materials in the USA

October 9, 2011

  • $600 to Green Empowerment toward micro-hydroelectric power service to replace kerosene burners in Nicaragua
  • $600 to Oaxaca Kids Can toward toward building capacity for nutritious meals at a school in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • $400 to Global Student Outreach toward an electric system for a school in Battambang, Cambodia
  • $400 to La Pedrera toward a computer lab for a school in La Pedrera, Guatemala

June 5, 2011

  • $1,000 to Mejor Communities toward training youth health promoters in Cajamarca, Peru

February 13, 2011

  • $600 to American Iranian Friendship Council toward incorporation expenses for the Peace Corps Iran Association in the USA
  • $400 to African Children’s Libraries toward books for school libraries and training for school librarians in Liberia
  • $300 to Sokal’ Rayon Association for the Disabled toward toward candle making training in Ukraine
  • $200 to Irifa Bilingual School toward purchasing and shipping French books to a school library in Vanuatu

October 10, 2010

  • $900 to Elizabeth Bowers Zambia Education Fund toward establishing a preschool program in Lumwana West, Zambia
  • $600 to Schools for Salone toward distributing Salone Stories, an illustrated book of children’s stories throughout Sierra Leone

June 13, 2010

  • $1,000 to Safe Passage to Motherhood toward materials for teaching home-based life-saving skills in Bware, Kenya
  • $500 to Global Student Outreach toward a school building for destitute or orphaned children in Battambang, Cambodia
  • $500 to Mejor Communities toward trash cans and youth-led health education in Cajamarca, Peru

March 14, 2010

  • $1,007 to Village Bicycle Project to ship used bicycles from the USA to Ghana
  • $993 to Visual Perspective Advertising to train Macedonians in advertising technology in Ohrid, Macedonia

October 11, 2009

  • $1,000 to Cascade Festival of African Films to sponsor two documentaries at the 20th CFAF in Portland, Oregon
  • $750 to Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience to mail a call for participation in the 2011 Peace Corps exhibit to RPCVs throughout the Portland region
  • $750 to Makindu Children’s Center toward a rainwater catchment project in Makindu, Kenya

June 14, 2009

  • $1,000 to Mejor Communities toward training youth health promoters in Cajamarca, Peru
  • $446 to Irifa Bilingual School toward shipping donated English books to a school library in Vanuatu