Mark J. Tonner International Support Fund
This fund was created to support projects for Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) from the San Diego area who are currently serving overseas. In recent years, the fund has evolved to support projects of any PCV currently serving, with a special preference for San Diego affiliated PCVs. The projects are identified through direct contact with the PCV or through Peace Corps Partnerships.
The typical project is for $250 to $500 (rarely more than $700) and either enables a community to implement a micro-enterprise, helping many, or it supports needed educational, environmental or health related projects. We have discovered that by funding small projects we are able to make a big impact in local communities. We review submitted proposals and grant small dollar funding to PCVs who we feel have a valuable project for their community, but do not have adequate funding in-country.
Since 1988, over 140 grants have been made.