RPCVs are our greatest source of support! Moreover, we are especially grateful to the following people and organizations...
TCP Global Donors
Friends of Colombia
Rotary Club of Coconut Grove – District Grants
Rotary District 6990 – District Grant Match
Tim & Michele Dudley
Anonymous – Colombia RPCV
Anonymous - Rotarian
Greg and Julie Dudley
Susan Corcoran Hayes
Elizabeth Jenkins Joffee
Hyon and Tim O’Brien
Rotary Club of Miami
Rotary Club of Miramar-Pembroke Pines
Rotary Club of West St Louis County
Coral Gables Congregational Church
Coral Gables Congregational Church provided $3000 that helped The Colombia Project prove its potential back in 2000. Without their financial assistance, this micro-loan program would likely have remained an untested idea.
Friends of Colombia
Friends of Colombia has been an invaluable partner since the origins of The Colombia Project in 2000, supporting The Colombia Project and now TCP Global with annual donations, and equally importantly by informing their membership about our micro-loan work. Informed members of Friends of Colombia have been generous supporters over the years and one member, Betty Scalise provided both the funding and the inspiration to open loan programs in rural Peace Corps sites in the north of Colombia. As TCP Global expands to more Peace Corps countries, we hope that other Friends of Groups will help us reach their membership as well.
National Peace Corps Association
National Peace Corps Association serves as the 501(c)3 for TCP Global and has provided invaluable support over the years, starting with the Lorette Miller Ruppe Award in 2003. That award raised our profile, added to our credibility and helped us expand. In recent years, TCP Global was invited to be part of the Community Fund and given opportunities to share our message with the RPCV community through various NPCA platforms.
Rotary International funded a Global Grant to implement an adapted version of The Colombia Project model through a Rotary Club in Barranquilla, Colombia. While the project was a success, it fell short of expectations and taught a valuable lesson about the perils of changing a good model.
Rotary Club of Coconut Grove, Florida
Rotary Club of Coconut Grove, Florida supported The Colombia Project and later TCP Global with multiple district grants which enabled the program to grow and attract other funders. Two of the TCP Global team members belong to the Rotary Club of Coconut Grove.
Julio Leyva is a Colombian-Canadian computer engineer who donated his time and talent to develop a MACRO to extract loan information from partner reports. In the days before the macro, transactions were manually copied from the partner log to a spreadsheet. Had this remained a manual process, TCP Global would not have been able to scale up to the current level of 500 open loans. Julio was grateful for the contribution TCP Global makes to Colombia and generously offered assistance.