Collective Giving 2018

Collective Giving

Philadelphia Area

Peace Corps Association

And the winner of this year's Collective Giving Campaign for 2018 is...

PAPCA is thrilled to announce this year's Collective Giving winner:


The Kothiary Resource Center in

Kothiary, Senegal! 




​​As a PAPCA member, you are eligible to nominate an organization or project you love to be considered for a $250 mini-grant through PAPCA's new collective giving program. Between July 31-August 31, nominate any international development organization or project you think it worthy of the grant. The only rule? Projects must be based in a current or former Peace Corps country.

 What is Collective Giving?: In Collective Giving, like-minded people come together to support shared causes. They pool their resources and decide collectively where, when, and how to award grants. In this model, YOU help decide where PAPCA gives its money.

 Why Collective Giving?: PAPCA's mission is to promote Peace Corps' legacy of volunteerism, global citizenship, and cross-cultural understanding. We see the act of giving back to our countries of service as one critical element of global citizenship. PAPCA has a history of donating to worthy causes, but we want these decisions to be driven by our members. That's why we invite you to get involved.

 What types of organizations or projects can I nominate?: PAPCA members can nominate any organization or project in a current or former Peace Corps country. It can be a currently-posted Peace Corps Partnership Project, your former host organization, a locally-run organization in your country of service that you know and trust, or anything in between. There does not need to be any formal link between the nominated organization and Peace Corps.

 What's the timeline for this process?
Nominations open to PAPCA members: July 31- August 31
PAPCA Board selects finalists to be voted on by members: Sept. 1-Sept. 6th
Voting open to members: Sept 9th – November 9th- ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS CAN VOTE HERE!!!
Winner announced: Nov 15th
Additional donations for winning organization welcomed: Dec. 31st

Like the idea of Collective Giving? Interested in making a bigger impact?: We're committed to giving $250 to the winning organization, but we'd like to give more with your help! Please consider making a donation directly to the Collective Giving program either by sending a check to Philadelphia Area Peace Corps Association / 1939 E Zabenko Dr / Wilmington DE 19808, made out to PAPCA with "Collective Giving" in the memo line OR through Paypal (add "Collective Giving" in the special instructions section), or through Venmo at @Philly-RPCVs. 100% of your donation will be added to the base amount given to the winning organization. So, for example, if we receive $100 in donations from members, we will give the winning organization $350. Your tax-deductible donation will be instrumental in helping connect RPCVs to worthwhile projects across the globe.

Thanks for sharing with us the organizations that you know are having a real impact across the globe! We look forward to hearing from you!