Peace Corps Partnership Grants
Total Donated: $27,600 to 49 Projects
Grant Program Guidelines
The TNRPCV grant program was specifically designed to support Tennessee PCVs through the Peace Corps Partnership program. At the beginning of each quarter, projects are reviewed at the monthly board meeting and a three month cycle starts until the entire quarterly budget is given away. The cycle repeats each quarter.
FIRST MONTH - only projects from Tennessee PCVs are considered.
SECOND MONTH - projects from Tennessee PCVs are considered first and then projects from TNRPCV board members' host countries or their designated host country if their country has been closed are considered second if and only if no Tennessee PCV projects exist.
THIRD MONTH - same as the second month, but if neither situation produces a viable project, then the money is donated to one of the Peace Corps Partnership general funds.
EXCEPTIONS: Sometimes, PCVs list their home state as the one they're originally from but have spent significant time in Tennessee right before they left for their service. We have made exceptions to the home state rule in the past, but the PCV must contact TNRPCV and demonstrate why they qualify. Past examples include graduating from a university or college in Tennessee, working in Tennessee, or living in Tennessee before service. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be considered.
$500 was donated in August 2015 to help Kayla Callicutt run a week-long camp (Girls Leading Our World) for 25 female 9th grade students. The sessions will cover topics such as goal setting, leadership, water safety, public speaking, conflict resolution, sexual health, the rights of women and children, sexual harassment and domestic abuse, nutrition, food sanitation, and environmental responsibility.
LET GIRLS LEARN
CAMP MODEL UNITED NATIONS
$625 was donated in June 2017 for E. Keane's project where high-school age campers from all over Ukraine got to interact with Americans and Ukrainians who they had never met before. They gained an understanding of different cultures not only through the lessons and debate sessions, but also through the interactions and relationships formed during the camp.
LET GIRLS LEARN
SALOUM GIRLS' LEADERSHIP & EMPOWERMENT CAMP
$625 was donated in June 2017 to help Lisa Wheatley lead a camp for 40 high-achieving secondary school girls across central Senegal to be catalysts for positive change in their communities.