MPS was founded by George Cotter, MM (a Maryknoll Missionary) in 1974, who saw the need to provide a link between missionaries’ needs AND funders in both Europe and the United States, who had the interest and financial ability to offer support.
In 1982, the first Agencies Funding Guide was published. Shortly thereafter, MPS was taken over by the Sacred Heart Fathers. Under the leadership of Father Pierre Aubin (Director) and Beverly Hennigan (Executive Director), MPS continued to publish updated versions of the Agencies Funding Guide and also provided formal grant research and writing workshops for English, Spanish and French speaking missionaries. In 2005, The Brothers of Christian Instruction and Walsh University (North Canton, Ohio) assumed MPS operations under the direction of Brother Marcel Sylvestre, FIC.