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Support our IPP with Tax Deductible
Cash or In-Kind Donations

CISV Jacksonville is preparing to host an International People’s Project (IPP)  (summer 2016). During this IPP, 20 adult volunteers from around the world are coming to Jacksonville to work in our community on projects related to sustainable development.

To fund this International People’s Project in Jacksonville, we are looking for organizations or families to support us with a tax-deductible cash or in-kind donation.


THE INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE’S PROJECT —A two week project benefiting the Jacksonville community.  CISV Jacksonvillle is bringing together 20 adult volunteers from around the world to work with environmental organizations in North Florida. Through the theme Earth, Wind, Air, Fire and Heart volunteers will explore the largest urban park system in the USA and will help with environmental preservation and sustainability initiatives. Organizations that will benefit include:

  • Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Jacksonville Zoo
  • Greenscape of Jacksonville
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
  • Teacher’s Supply Depot
  • ReThreaded
  • Groundworks Jacksonville


CISV Jacksonville’s membership includes active people interested in global issues and enrichment programs that make ideal customers for local businesses.  Our planned media outreach campaign during the IPP also offer opportunities to IPP sponsors.

  • Welcome and farewell party recognition
  • Tickets to Fall fundraising event
  • Recognition in monthly e-newsletter


  • Peace Builder – $1000-2499 (includes “50 for Peace“)
  • Platinum – $500-999 
  • Patron – $250-499
  • Benefactor – $51-249
  • Member  – $50 annually per family


Please fill out:  Contribution Form and send (along with a check payable to CISV Jacksonville or the in-kind donation–i.e., gift card, gift certificate, or other in-kind donation) to:
CISV Jacksonville
1650 Margaret Street, Suite 302, PMB# 279
Jacksonville, FL 32204-3869
(thanks in advance for contributing an envelope/stamp)

Would you like to support CISV Jacksonville with a donation larger than $2,5000? Please click here.  If you would like to contribute a smaller amount, we welcome any financial or in-kind contributions

About CISV Jacksonville

There are many international organizations that invite young people to travel abroad and spend time in a foreign country. CISV is very different. You will not find another organization providing such experience for young people with a dedication to helping them learn about peace through tolerance and understanding.

CISV has a long history in the Jacksonville area. In the mid-1970′s, Dorothy Groshell (CISV Jacksonville founder) read an article in The Saturday Review entitled “Catch Them While They’re Young,” and was excited by the opportunities CISV could offer her young sons. Since there was no Chapter in Jacksonville, she started one (now one of 22 chapters in the US, still the only one in Florida).

The first Interchange with El Salvador was in 1976. Jacksonville’s first Village was held in 1978 at the Bartram School campus. Since then, programs have been held in Jacksonville in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012. There are also a variety of local programs.

In 2015, when the CISV Village opens its doors, media outlets, companies, organizations and government officials will want to celebrate its success. You will be among the first who stepped forward for an event that will make a mark on Jacksonville, and throughout the world.

CISV is a 501(c)3  and 100% volunteer organization. The money raised will cover costs of the campsite, including food, program expenses and leadership training. Tax documentation will be sent to the address you provide.

Questions? Please just e-mail us or call Lynn Buff at 904.616.1390. We are happy to help.