Mingrants for local community projects
Posted by on March 2, 2009
Church supports peace and social justice projects
Do you or your organization have an idea about how to help your neighbors in these difficult economic times but need a small grant to get your idea moving?
First United Methodist Church of Germantown will support projects that promote social justice and peace in the local community. The church will set aside its Easter offering to award several small grants of a few hundred to a few thousand dollars to help worthy community endeavors.
Selection criteria include the size of the population to be served, the nature of the services provided and expected benefits to the community. Grants from previous Easter and Christmas offerings have been awarded on a nonsectarian basis to a diverse group of applicants. The congregation’s recent Christmas Offering was used to help fund home repairs for senior citizens, support breast health in underserved neighborhoods, address the racial achievement gap in the city schools and help promote healthier eating in several local public schools.
The deadline for applications is March 13th. Application forms are available here or by calling 215-438-3677.
Recipients will be notified of their selection by April 3rd. Funds should be awarded in May.
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