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If you are a new reader of this web-site, this is the first page (the "start here" page) for new readers of the MPWCFoundation.  How does a new reader find his/her way around (how to find answers to questions)? Start here!!!  THIS is our front door.

  We invite anyone interested to come inside and have a look around.  This is where you will find the "who?, what? where? when? and how?" that you are looking for, and, in many cases, "why?". Merely click your cursor on any purple-ish underlined link after each question.  Look below and we will answer your questions, such as  

WHERE should a Beginner to the internet, or to web-sites, or to this particular web-site, go for "Where and How to Start" types of questions and answers.   If YOU feel "As a beginner, I am uncomfortable with this web-site", you should click your cursor on the following link ------> for Beginners

A web-site is just like a reference library.  No need to read every book the first day.   Pick and choose and find only that which you currently need.  What should you read first on this web-site? Look at the following table:

WHEN to read various pages of this web-site:
What is your current status: then, click on the below links:
if you have never been to this web-site before, go to these pages first > For Beginners                        SiteMap                                                Table of Contents                     
if you want to see if you are eligible, go here     first > Eligibility              FAQs                                                            The BBB & public accountability 
if you are looking for your first grant from us, go here > 1st year requirements                  Examples-to start                                     The Fast Track path
if you are an on-going grantee, look at these pages first > Future requirements      Some details              Annual certification Calendar               Subsequent changes      
if you want to see what we are all about, read these pages >  Goals & Mission                                      Our beliefs                                              Our grantees
if you are interested in our history and legality, read here > Funding                                             History & projections                    Legalities
do you want to enter our contests, read these  pages > Lifetime achievement awards                                 Transparency awards
can we be of help to you in other ways?   try these pages > Audit procedures                              Internal control                                      Why this info is necessary 
are you a volunteer or one of our trustees?   read   this > Help us              Duties of our trustees     Volunteers         Replace founder    Transparency     Continuity
anything else?   We have listed below the questions that we are generally asked and then we give you a fast way to get the answers. just read the questions below that we are normally asked, and then click on the links to go to your answers 

Who is eligible for grants from your Foundation?   What are the very minimum requirements for eligibility?   <------click this link

What MUST an organization do before any initial grant is given to them by your Foundation?               Initial minimum requirements

What is the Fast Track path to grants and what are the disadvantages of our using that method?

What MUST an organization do so that it may continue to receive grants after the first grant is given?       ongoing minimum requirements

What is the MPWCF's timetable (what is your normal calendar schedule)?

Where can I find your Foundation's supplementary list of other frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers to them? 

What kind of laws/regulations must we follow to be able to say to prospective contributors that we are "tax deductible"?  IRS's regulations

Where can I find very detailed answers to questions that you get most often in your most recent email correspondence to your Foundation?

Why do we have to give your Foundation all of this information?   why this info

What is your Foundation attempting to accomplish?        goals and mission

Who are your grantees?

What are your trustees' duties and responsibilities?  

Are any changes allowed to your Foundation's policies and procedures after the Founder dies?  subsequent changes

What is your legal status and what are the various legal requirements imposed on your Foundation (and how does it affect what kinds of grants you can give)?    

Where can I find a complete listing of all pages on this web-site?    table of contents

What ensures us that the funding is in place to accomplish all of this now and forever? funding and the founders will

What were the founder's original beliefs back in 1997 that caused him to see a need for creating this Foundation?

Is there anything else I might wish to know?     miscellaneous

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