What is a Private Organization?
A PO is a self sustaining non-federal entity (NFE). They are established, operated, and controlled by individuals acting outside the scope of any official capacity as officers, employees, or agents of the Federal government. NFEs include local governments and private organizations. They are not
nonappropriated fund instrumentalities (NAFIS), nor are they generally entitled to the sovereign immunity and privileges given to NAFls or Federal agencies. They operate on MCIPAC facilities and areas with the written consent of the Commanding General, MCIPAC, or higher military authority.
The CG, MCIPAC has designated the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Executive Branch as the office that oversees the PO program. The Private Organization Monitor is tasked with monitoring and validating all POs and ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations.
All POs seeking permission to operate on MCIPAC must apply in writing. MCIPACO 5760.1 governs the operation of POs on Marine Corps Installations. Samples of financial statements, audits, constitutions and by-laws are available on the website, along with a listing of the current MCIPAC POs and their designated status (Active or Suspended). These samples provided are guides only; you may use other formats as long as the necessary information is included.