A Commitment To Community - The MPI Coin Foundation and American Spirit
We are a community-minded organization.
This means both our local community in and around
Grafton, Wisconsin, as well as the larger community that is America. We have a strong commitment to use coins to generate funds for agencies and organizations whose mission we support.
MPI Coin made its first contributions in December of 2001. Using funds set aside from coins minted to commemorate the events of September 11th, we made donations of $125,000 to the American Red Cross and $75,000 to the Local 215 Disaster Fund.
The MPI Coin Foundation was officially founded in 2002 to oversee future contributions, responsibly manage the funds we raise, and to develop
and communicate our mission.
The Foundation also looks to link contributions to the coins that raise the funds: for example, using proceeds from Armed Forces commemoratives to assist military families or proceeds from coins with a religious theme to assist religious charities.
Recent donations have included the Wisconsin USO, the YMCA, and the Children's Space Shuttle Fund. The Challenger Commemorative Coin was our first official American Spirit Coin.
Coins minted in response to national events will, as a matter of course, be permanently placed in our American Spirit program and raise funds for appropriate relief agencies.
To see what coins are in the program,