Our funds & scholarships

Donate to a Gift Fund

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To support the continued growth of our young leaders around the world, we have a number of unique giving opportunities, including a start-up grant, a scholarship and a memorial fund. If you would like to solely support one of these funds, please note the name when processing the donation.

Alumni Ventures Fund

The Alumni Ventures Fund offers graduates of the Young Leaders Access Program an opportunity to turn their vision plans into concrete projects with a grant of up to $5,000 and a year of professional mentorship.

(Thanks Rasmus Kongsøre for the photo!)


Roberta Richin Memorial Vision Plan Award

The Roberta Richin Memorial Vision Plan Award is given to a young leader participating in the summer retreat. Announced during Open Doors, the retreat’s closing ceremony, the fund grants $500 to an individual to further a vision plan. The award was created in honor of the late Roberta Richin, a recipient of MCW’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award, a past Board of Directors member, and a passionate supporter. Roberta devoted her life to advancing equity, building capacity and increasing opportunity so every young person learns well, stays safe, graduates and participates in a rewarding civic and private life.

George Sideris Memorial Scholarship Fund

The George Sideris Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of the late Dr. George Sideris, a biologist teaching at New York University and Long Island University. This fund celebrates George’s commitment to MCW Global and the communities it serves, his passion for teaching and educational travel, and his conviction that the gift of education should be available to all, the world over. The scholarship provides leaders involved with MCW Global or one of its affiliate organizations in Africa for 2+ years with support to advance their education via scholarships and stipends to certificate or full degree programs.