As of Oct 10
2008, we have ceased accepting new grantees
- As a result, this
Table of Contents, created primarily for new grantees, has not been updated
recently. We suggest you look at the site map for MPWCF
instead (or, if you are a new reader, the MPWCF homepage
may be better for you).
How do you find
your way around (or how to find answers to your questions)?
you asked "Where can I find a complete listing of each page of this
web-site?" Here it is!! (all you have to do is to
click on the links underlined in purple)
if you are a Beginner in
using either the internet or this web-site, perhaps reading the for Beginners page would
be an even better starting place for you, before you start here.
Other tables of contents
|listing the major categories of questions you
might wish to have answered MPWCF
home page but also see FAQs|
|Site Map - a perusal of this
page should help you find something you are looking for.|
About Grants and Grantees:
|what organizations are eligible
for consideration for grants?
|and what are the Better
Business Bureau's (BBB's) standards
for charitable organizations eligibility, upon which we based our own
requirements (which have been greatly reduced from those that the BBB
|what does the USA's IRS require of your
organization? see IRS Narrative|
|for all eligible organizations, what are the minimum
first year requirements?
|some examples of how to
prepare acceptable financial statements |
|what is the Fast Track
to grants and what are that method's downside?|
|for eligible organizations, what are the future years
|who are our grantees (both past
|what are the answers to so many FAQs
(frequently asked questions)?
|what are some of the very detailed answers to questions we get most often and
we have answered in our Correspondence|
|why must prospective grantees do what they must think is a "whole
lot of work to give information to us"? why this info|
About the MPWC Foundation itself:
and all other:
Guarantees we make to our grantees:
Since our Founder can only physically
guarantee our promises during his lifetime, he has arranged for many legal and
management controls covering the trustee's actions after his demise. There
is more information regarding this at the following links: FAQs
and detailed most specifically at trustees.
In addition, the founders
will and the way the Foundation will be funded
are an important part of this promise and guarantee. And, lastly,
although there should be no changes after his death from what the Founder
specified on this web-site, any changes that do become necessary must be fully
disclosed at subsequent
changes and you, the reader, are requested to complain to all authorities (but
chiefly to the ACLUF and Rider University) if the changes do not appear to be
appropriate, or if the trustees are not following the Founder's original
instructions. More about the ACLUF and
Rider University (and how, why, and when to contact them) can be found at founders
One further provision in the founders
will that ensures continuation of the Founder's wishes stipulates that the
Foundation will terminate if the then-current trustees do not continue the
Founder's mission and goals after his death. As two of these three
trustees also represent two of the larger grantees, there will be both inside
and outside pressure (complete with transparency to the rest of the SMA
community) on these three trustees to continue with the guarantees made by the
Founder during his lifetime. But, you the grantee, also has a part in this
insofar as you will be required to continue to follow the processes you were
following when you were first approved as a certified_grantee.
All of this can be read by you at the very bottom of the founders
This ensures outsider's independent review of the Foundation's operations after
the Founder's death.
An important note about THIS web-site:
This web-site has been
created "in-house" so as to reduce our overhead. Rather than
create elaborate graphics and eye-catching exhibits, we have attempted to
tell our story, answer all of the questions we have heard over the many years of
our existence (including our predecessor, since 1995), and allow the reader to find what he
or she is looking for quickly. We know that the reduction of our
overhead (less than us$1,000 since inception in 2001) leaves more funds for our mission: that of
helping the children of San Miguel. We also want the reader to know
that organizations that spend more of their funding on their own mission,
and less funding on overhead, are organizations that we are more likely to
fund with our own grants to them.
as we have spent countless months creating this web-site and more
time updating it whenever necessary, we encourage any grantee to have
spent some time reading and understanding it so that we don't have to
"re-invent the wheel" with each individual grantee and what
they think are their own unique questions.
though, if you have looked for an answer to your question and with full
consideration to what we say in the paragraph immediately above, you
still can not find your answer, email the question (in specific detail)
and we will answer it for you AND place the missing question and missing
answer on this web-site.
Site Map < click here to find list of ALL