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Partners Foundation Grants

The Partners of the Americas Foundation offers the following grants in 2016: 

·  Drs. Homer and Maurine Venters Health Endowment Fund

·  Jerry Perpich Endowment for Youth Leadership

·  Pixote Literacy Fund

·  Madelyn L. Laschober Endowment for Youth, Education, and Microenterprise Development

·  Organizational Development Grant

The deadline for receipt of applications is: August 24th, 2016

After review by the selection committee, winners will be announced at 
the Partners Convention in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, October 26-29, 2016.

NOTE: These Foundation Grants are available only to Partners of the Americas Chartered Chapters, Affiliate Chapters and PartnersCampus Student Chapters.  If you are an eligible Chapter in good standing,up to date with membership dues and wish to apply, please select and complete the application in your preferred language.





Jerry Perpich Award

 The Jerry Perpich Youth Leadership award will be made to a Partners chapter that has effectively attracted young volunteers to Partners through innovative activities or programs.  These programs will have offered youth leadership opportunities either within the chapter, within the program itself, or ideally, both.  The award in the amount of $750 is made possible by a bequest from the late Jerry Perpich, a longtime leader in the Iowa/Yucatan Partners and former Chairman of the International Board of Partners, Inc.



Drs. Homer and Maurine Venters Fund

The Venters Health Endowment Fund provides seed money or a start-up fund for creative and innovative projects that could serve to advance health programs in a community.  The Venters Fund provides an annual grant of up to USD $750 and is made possible by the family of the late Homer Venters, a former member of the International Board of Partners, Inc. and a dedicated  leader in the Minnesota Chapter of Partners of the Americas.


Pixote Literacy Fund

The Pixote Literacy Fund is designed to help pixotes throughout the hemisphere gain the literacy and life skills to build a better life for themselves, their families and their communities.


Madelyn L. Laschober Endowment Fund

The Madelyn L. Laschober Endowment Fund provides funds for an annual grant of up to $1,000 for a project related to youth, education and microenterprise development.  This grant is made possible by the family of Mrs. Laschober in honor of her lifelong interest in Latin America, her career as an elementary and middle school teacher and her history of giving to charitable organizations.  The Laschobers are members of the Washington Chapter, which is partnered with the Chile Chapter.



Organizational Development

These grants provide operational seed funds to strengthen the creative organizational development of chapters and partnerships.  Organizational development grants are for projects that advance one or more of the following functions:  leadership development, communications, fundraising and membership. These grants can support board training in governance, membership recruitment and retention drives, improvement of communications within and between chapters, creation of websites, and documenting the history of the chapter in Partners, among other things.   The maximum amount of an award: $2,500.