Your gift to NPCA leverages your individual power to collectively extend Peace Corps values and service. As the go-to resource for the dynamic and vibrant Peace Corps community, NPCA uses your generous gift to ensure programming that responds to our members’ needs and interests. (Read first person accounts of why members support us: here, here, here, here, here and here.)
In service to our community, NPCA:
- provides a platform for members and friends to share ideas and advance service through the National Peace Corps Association Social Network
- offers unique programming such as Next Step Travel (travel for fun and service), Global Education (resources for “bringing the world home”), Encore Service Corps International (short term volunteering), and Africa Rural Connect (social networking designed to assist subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa), as well as services such as RPCV Mentoring and Next Step Job Finder
- hosts gatherings/events outside of Washington, DC to help unite the community around common purposes and projects
- advocates and provides advocacy opportunities to support the values of the Peace Corps
- works to locate and engage all 250,000 individuals who ever served or worked with the Peace Corps through our Find the 250k Campaign
Please join us in providing the support necessary to allow NPCA to help our community members take the next step in changing the world.
Your gift will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.
There are many ways to include the National Peace Corps Association in your philanthropic plans throughout the year.
- Contribute online
- Mail your check to NPCA : National Peace Corps Assocation, 1900 L St. NW Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20036
- Give a gift of stock
- Make a Corporate Matching Gift through your employer
- Give at your workplace through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC 11708)
- Join NPCA’s Director’s Circle by making a gift of $1,000 or more
- Join NPCA’s Leadership Circle by making a gift of $100 or more
- Join the Legacy of Peace Society by including NPCA in your will
- Honor or memorialize a loved one
- Calvert Foundation Microenterprise Program
Corporate Matching Gift
Do you or your spouse or partner work for a corporation that makes matching gifts? If so, this is an opportunity to increase the size of your gift, usually by 50% or more. Some corporations even match gifts after retirement for certain employees.
Check with your corporation (often the marketing or personnel department) to learn more. Then mail the form along with your contribution to NPCA.
Calvert Foundation Microenterprise Program
In recognition of the success of microfinance in helping the world’s poor to raise their standard of living, the National Peace Corps Association created a Microenterprise Program through which member groups and individuals have the opportunity to invest in micro-credit initiatives. That NPCA loan pool has surpassed $1 million, giving testimony to the RPCV community’s ongoing commitment to the developing world. Join others in helping eliminate extreme poverty in the world. INVEST TODAY!
The MEP program happens through the purchase of Community Investment Notes issued by Calvert Foundation. Investors with a minimum of $1,000 earn a fixed financial return of 0-3%, while generating social returns that are measured in microenterprises and jobs created.
Support of the Peace Corps community
While most MEP investors are individuals, many NPCA member groups also recognize the MEP as a worthwhile place to invest funds that are available for a minimum of one year. Friends of Kenya, Colombia and Nigeria as well as RPCV groups in Chicago, San Diego, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington D.C. have already invested in the MEP.
Among the 550 million people who are currently living on less than $1 per day, there are countless prospective entrepreneurs who have the ability, initiative and energy to change their own lives. This is not a donation that creates dependency but an investment that empowers individuals. By helping people develop a source of income, we also increase the opportunities for their children to attend school and improve health and nutrition levels of these families.
About Calvert Foundation
For over 10 years, Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has been working to make community investment a safe and convenient option for all investors seeking to make a positive social impact. To make community investment accessible to a wider audience, Calvert Foundation has removed critical barriers by creating investment products that blend both financial and social returns. With more than USD 150 MM in assets, Calvert Foundation focuses on using investment capital, rather than conventional philanthropy, to create a sustainable, scalable model that enables nonprofit organizations, microfinance institutions and social enterprises to address critical social problems.
Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, offers the Community Investment Note, which is subject to certain risks, is not a mutual fund, is not FDIC or SIPC insured, and should not be confused with any Calvert Group-sponsored investment product. This article is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities; the offering is made only by the prospectus, which should be read before investing.
Honor or Memorialize a loved one
Celebrate a special event or commemorate a loved one by making a gift to NPCA. What better way to say, “I love you” than to give a gift in the name of a person dear to you. Life occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Peace Corps’ swearing in or Close of Service, graduations and more present opportunities to show someone that you are making a gift to support National Peace Corps Association.
Whether your gift is in honor, in celebration or in memory NPCA treats your gift with the respect it deserves. Your gift shows your depth of feeling for your loved one and at the same time constitutes an investment in NPCA’s programs that extend Peace Corps values and service.
To inquire about the status of your membership in NPCA, your member group(s) and/or the Director’s Circle, or for further information on how to donate, contact Emily Bello, Manager of Membership and Operations, at 202-293-7728 x20, email@example.com. We also invite you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.