The Michael Paul Wein Charitable Foundation
"Underpromise and Overdeliver"
NOTE - to all who read this - a more up-to-date and replacement web-site can be found at either http://mpwinsma.bravehost.com/ or http://mpwinsma.cjb.cc It is recommended that you use these newer web-sites as the below web-page (and its links) have not been updated since December 20, 2005.
Where should a Beginner to the internet, or to web-sites, or to this particular web-site, go for "Where and How to Start" types of questions and answers. If YOU feel "As a beginner, I am uncomfortable with this web-site", you should click your cursor on the following link ------> for Beginners
A web-site is just like a reference library. No need to read every book the first day. Pick and choose and find only that which you currently need. What should you read first on this web-site? Look at the following table:
Who is eligible for grants from your Foundation? What are the very minimum requirements for eligibility? <------click this link
What MUST an organization do before any initial grant is given to them by your Foundation? Initial minimum requirements
What is the Fast Track path to grants and what are the disadvantages of our using that method?
What MUST an organization do so that it may continue to receive grants after the first grant is given? ongoing minimum requirements
What is the MPWCF's timetable (your normal calendar schedule)?
Where can I find your Foundation's supplementary list of other frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers to them?
What kind of laws/regulations must we follow to be able to say to prospective contributors that we are "tax deductible"? IRS's regulations
Where can I find very detailed answers to questions that you get most often in email correspondence to your Foundation?
Why do we have to give your Foundation all of this information? why this info
What is your Foundation attempting to accomplish? goals and mission
Who are your grantees?
What are your trustees' duties and responsibilities?
Are any changes allowed to your Foundation's policies and procedures after the Founder dies? subsequent changes
What is your legal status and what are the various legal requirements imposed on your Foundation (and how does it affect what kinds of grants you can give)?
Where can I find a complete listing of all pages on this web-site? table of contents
What were the founder's original beliefs back in 1997 that caused him to see a need for creating this Foundation?
Is there anything else I might wish to know? miscellaneous
Site Map < click here to find list of ALL pages
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SPECIFY EXACTLY (using copy and paste) (and mentioning this page name) what your question or comment refers to. Note: in the event that the above information is no longer
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to this web-site after the founder's death.