The Outreach Grants Committee has completed the 2016 grant review process. Priority was given to organizations meeting our criteria where Redeemer parishioners are involved, either as volunteers doing hands-on work or board/committee members. We distributed 13 grants in December and June totaling $117,675. Our budget was funded from three sources:
- Allocation from the Vestry - $35,150
- Proceeds from the Friday night Outreach Party at the Merion Cricket Club and the Saturday Christmas Bazaar - $78,000
- The Christmas “Joyful Giving” Campaign - $4,525
Grants were made to:
African Children’s Mission - $6,270
Camp Dreamcatcher - $2,400
Church of the Advocate Café – formerly Advocate Soup Kitchen - $5,500
CONNECT Food Program at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church - $3,000
Diocesan Summer Youth Camps - $13,500
ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth - $6,570
Episcopal Community Services – includes Darby Mission and Dolphins - $48,500
Food for Friends Lunch Program - $3,875
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line - $13,140
Main Line Meals on Wheels - $3,000
Philadelphia Youth/Creative Arts Project at Clara Barton School and St. James
School - $1,375
St. Gabriel’s Mission Saturday Lunch Program- $5,045
The House in Phoenixville - $5,500
There is a new poster in the Parish House showing how the allocations break down by category, along with a number of very nice thank you letters from the agencies. The Outreach Grants Committee held meetings from October through May, revised the Grant Application form and process, and met with all agencies that submitted grant applications.
The Outreach Grants Committee includes Julia DeMoss, Chair; Susan Ayres, Secretary; Carolyn Bennett, Leslie Boris, Stephen Cadwalader, Jan Clarke, Patricia Fowler, Jane Hastings, Carolyn Morris, Sam Morris and Susan Van Allen.
If you are interested in joining the committee, or have questions about our work, please contact Julia.