The Outreach Grants Committee has made its grants for 2015. We distributed 14 grants amounting to $114,500. Our budget was funded this year from three sources:
- an allocation from the Vestry of $35,150;
- the proceeds from the Friday night party at the Merion Cricket Club ($46,900) and the Saturday Christmas Bazaar ($24,900) totaling $71,800;
- and we added $7,550 from the Outreach Grants reserve fund. This allowed us to give additional money to ECS for a new project in Darby and we also added one new agency – The House, a shelter for homeless women in Phoenixville.
Grants were made to:
Episcopal Community Services
Food for Friends Lunch Program
Main Line Meals on Wheels
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line
St. Gabriel’s Mission Saturday Lunch Program
Diocesan Summer Youth Camps – one of which was the Redeemer Youth Group
Summer CityCamp week at St. Gabriel’s
Church of the Advocate Café – formerly Soup Kitchen
St. James Episcopal School special projects
CONNECT at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Church of the Redeemer Youth Group summer mission work at St. Gabriel’s
There is more detailed information below. If you wish to learn more about the agencies, click on those with links to the website.
At the June meeting, Sam Morris stepped down as Chair. The Outreach Grants Committee is most appreciative of Sam’s outstanding leadership and service over the last 12 years. Julia DeMoss succeeded Sam as Chair. If you are interested in joining the committee, or have questions about our work, please contact Julia.