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Outreach Grants

Grant-Making Overview

 

Our grants help those in need both in our community and around the world. We are able to make these grants because of the generosity of those who have come before us.  The Endowment Board and the Vestry approved 5 grants for 2017 for a total of $43,000. Grants went toward capital improvements ($10,000), outreach ministries & grants ($28,000), and seed money for new ministries ($5,000).  

 

Grant applications are normally received in the first quarter of every calendar year.  Every grant application is considered carefully.  Please see the parish weekly bulletin or the parish newsletter, The All Souls Message or speak to a member of the Endowment Board for more information and specific deadlines and details.

 

 

Outreach Grants - 2017

 

 

Christ House ($10,000) – to support the renovation of the coffee and water station in their dining room. Christ House is a 24-hour residential medical facility for homeless men and women. It is the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. Parishioners from All Souls volunteer at Christ House, primarily by preparing and serving meals to the residents.

 

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village ($5,000) – to subsidize the Village's supported membership program for senior neighbors on reduced incomes and support the cost of volunteer background checks. Cleveland & Woodley Park Village assists seniors who need help to remain to live in their homes. Volunteers provide help such as driving to doctor appointments or making simple home repairs. Those receiving the membership help cannot afford to belong without it.

 

Housing Up ($5,000) – to assist with salary support and program supplies for the youth tutoring program at Fort View and Webster Gardens. Housing Up is a nonprofit that provides housing and comprehensive support services to homeless and at-risk families so that they can transform their own lives.

 

Church of the Epiphany Welcome Table ($3,000) – to serve 1200 meals over the course of 6 weeks. The mission of The Welcome Table is to feed the hungry, build diverse and inclusive community, worship as one, and give and receive the love of Christ. Approximately 200 downtown poor participate in the various aspects of The Welcome Table every Sunday morning.

 

Refugee Resettlement Partnership ($5,000) – All Souls is partnering with St. John's, Georgetown, and Christ Church, Georgetown as co-sponsors with Lutheran Social Services/National Capital Area. This grant is in support of the resettlement of a refugee family in the DC area.

 

 

 

 

Outreach Grants - 2016

 

Local Grants

 

Bishop Walker School ($5,000) – The grant is toward general operating expenses of the school.  Bishop Walker School is a tuition free school for low-income boys operated by the Diocese. All Souls has supported the school since it was in the planning stage.

 

Christ House ($10,000) – The grant is to offset the cost of medical supplies, budgeted at $20,000 in 2016.  Christ House is a 24-hour residential medical facility for homeless men and women. It is the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. Parishioners from All Souls volunteer at Christ House, primarily by preparing and serving meals to the residents.

 

Church of the Epiphany ($2,000) – The grant is to provide 800 meals for the homeless over the course of 4 weeks through Epiphany’s The Welcome Table program. The mission of The Welcome Table is to feed the hungry, build diverse and inclusive community, worship as one, and give and receive the love of Christ. Approximately 200 downtown poor participate in the various aspects of The Welcome Table every Sunday morning.

 

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village ($5,000) – The grant will underwrite Village memberships for 9 individuals and 2 households, as well as the annual cost of background checks for volunteers. Cleveland & Woodley Park Village assists seniors who need help to remain to live in their homes. Volunteers provide help such as driving to doctor appointments or making simple home repairs. Those receiving the membership help cannot afford to belong without it.

 

DC Recovery Community Alliance (DCRCA) ($1,088) – This grant will provide transportation services for 9 weeks of an 18-week program for 20 clients. DCRCA provides support for people seeking wellness and recovery from the effects of substance use and/or mental health challenges in a safe and affirming environment.  Individuals come together in their communities, receive one-to-one peer support, obtain information and life skills helpful to their individual path to wellness and recovery, and make a difference in the lives of others in recovery. A recovery group meets regularly at All Souls.

 

Jubilee Jobs ($5,910) – This grant will cover placement costs for 6 applicants. Jubilee Jobs is a non-profit workforce development provider in the Greater Washington Region. Jubilee Jobs programs offer hope for jobseekers all over Washington, DC as they strive to overcome often extensive barriers that result from unemployment, learning disabilities, former incarceration, and alcohol/substance abuse. The process begins with initial meetings with job counselors, moves to workshops (interviewing skills, conflict resolution, goal-setting) and ends with the individual obtaining a job.

 

Kid’s Corner ($1,000) – The grant defrays the cost of scholarships for students from Ward One who live near the church. Kid’s Corner Day Care Center is a bilingual non-profit community organization working to create a safe and rich environment for children. It currently serves children ranging in age from 6 months to 5 years.

 

Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance ($1,000) – This grant allows Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance to expand to a digital format the successful, innovative “Intergenerational Virtual Bird Walk.”

 

Samaritan Ministry ($10,000) – This grant will go toward implementation of a shared participant database, support for a family & community caseworker at the Bishop Walker School, hiring an Assistant Program Director, and sustaining the work of the Next Step program. Samaritan Ministry was founded in 1986 by 12 Episcopal churches in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Every year, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington helps improve the lives of more than 1,000 people who are homeless or otherwise in need through their innovative Next Step program, which provides housing and employment search guidance, coaching, referrals to partner service providers and more.

 

Seabury Resources for Aging ($2,000) – This grant funds equipment and supplies for the Age-In-Place program, which provides free yard work and house cleaning to older adults over the age of 60 in wards 4, 5, and 6 of Washington, DC.

 

Serving All Souls/Martha’s Table ($2,500) – This grant would provide Serving All Souls (All Souls’ outreach committee) with the money to purchase food for Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table addresses emergency needs in the community with food and clothing programs, and works to ensure a bright future for children and families through education and family support services. They reach thousands of people through their food, education, and thrift store programs with significant support from 16,000 volunteers every year.

 

St. Mary’s Court ($5,000) – The grant supports the food service program at St. Mary’s Court, a residential living facility for seniors 62 years of age or older or individuals with accessibility needs that is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. From time-to-time, a priest from All Souls will lead a worship service at St. Mary’s Court for their residents.

 

Transitional Housing Corporation ($10,000) – This grant provides salary support and funds program supplies for Transitional Housing’s youth tutoring program.  Twice a week, volunteers tutor children a 3 of THC’s apartment buildings for those who have been homeless in the city. Through THC, job training and life skills are taught with the goal of moving residents into independent living. All Souls has furnished some of THC’s apartments and regularly holds backpack drives and collects Christmas gifts for children who live in Transitional Housing apartments.

 

 

National and International Grants

 

Episcopal Relief & Development/Episcopal Church of Cuba ($2,500) – The grant is in support of the Cuban Episcopal Church’s outreach, which functions as a localized version of Heifer International. The program supports sustainable food production, food culture, the rational use of natural resources and alternative sources of energy, ecological animal-raising and the use of eco-friendly technology to protect God’s creation.

 

Episcopal Relief and Development ($5,000) – For flood relief in West Virginia.

 

Episcopal Relief and Development ($5,000) – For flood relief in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Heifer International (up to $8,000) – This grant is for up to $8,000 to match funds raised through All Souls’ Lenten fundraiser in support of Heifer International. The goal of the fundraiser is to purchase animals for families through Heifer, which links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

 

Order of St. John Hospital, Jerusalem ($2,000) – This grant will be used toward the purchase of a Mobile Outreach Van, which will travel across the West Bank bringing eye care to isolated communities. The St. John Eye Hospital located in East Jerusalem is a charity ophthalmic hospital in the Holy Land. It is the only charity eye hospital in the region. “Caring for our lords, the sick and the poor” is the mission of the hospital group.

 

Trinidad Conservation Project ($6,000) – The grant will support a project to promote family well-being and community health in Santa Barbara, Honduras. The Trinidad Conservation Project (TCP) is a grass-roots community of individuals and churches in the Washington, DC area committed to working with rural farming families in central Honduras to sustainably improve their lives and their environment.

 

 

 

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