Endowment Grants Information
2017 Grants Application Process is now closed.
For questions, email Grants Coordinator Izzy Winn at email@example.com.
Grant awards are announced in the spring.
St. Margaret’s Church is blessed to have an endowment that generates income for providing grants to local, regional and global programs for specific use compatible with the mission priorities of the congregation. Thanks to the vision and foresight of the vestry and parishioners upon receipt of a generous unrestricted bequest from Edwin and Zoe Hall in 1995, with the vestry’s approval, the St. Margaret’s Grants Committee, made up of dedicated parishioners, will issue new grants this program year for the 19th time.
Our mission priorities are:
Past grants have ranged from $1,000 to $40,000 although there is no ceiling amount or set number of grants as long as the awards fit within the annual endowment grants fund allowed by the Missions Commission. Each year the total amount of giving varies but has been as high as $145,000 and as low as $83,000. Applicants do not need to be faith-based or church-affiliated.
Guidelines including the timetable for the application process and the Grant Application form can be downloaded. To learn more about applying or getting involved with the process contact our Grants Administrator, Izzy Winn, directly and immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 410-974-0200 x30.
2016 Endowment Grants Awardees
GEDCO -Govans Ecumenical Development Corp. (Baltimore): $5,000 for their emergency assistance program for eviction prevention;
Centro de Ayuda/Center for Help (Anne Arundel County): $5,000 for general assistance with their walk-in center serving mostly non-English speaking Hispanic/Latino population integrating into the county;
Five Talents (Burundi, Africa): $4,500 to complete the three-year project creating savings and loan groups to empower individuals to convert skills and talents into life sustaining jobs and businesses.
Partners in Care, Inc. (Anne Arundel County): $7,500 for a one-time database upgrade to align staff and volunteers with programming and delivery services for seniors.
Dageno Girls Center (Tanzania, Africa): $6,000 to develop a sustainable agricultural education program for 100 girls at the center to cultivate food for their own consumption and a recycling system to irrigate gardens;
CRCA of Liberia (Liberia, Africa): $2,000 for the missionaries program of sustainable farms worked by poor families in exchange for praying government required school tuition;
Rebuilding Together (Anne Arundel County): $7,000 for a total home renovation for two homes for local low income families;
The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region (Anne Arundel County): $7,000 for funds for crisis intervention for families of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities when insurance falls short;
Harford Family House (Harford County): $7,500 for their “Wheels for Work” program, helping clients commute to and from work as they build skills and equity toward car ownership;
SEED Fund, Inc. (Ghana, West Africa): $10,000 for the installation of six donated solar power panels to assure electricity 24/7 at a community health hospital serving 8 villages in Ghana (Note: a parishioner of St. Margaret’s donated the solar panels.);
Touchstones Discussion Project (Maryland): $10,000 for a pilot curriculum based on empowerment for female prisoners;
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (Chesapeake Bay region): $3,500 one-time request to purchase a specialized control system to enable quadriplegic sailors to sail independently; and
Barakat Bundle (India): $10,000 for start-up cost of locally manufacturing 750 bundles distributed to the first time poor and illiterate mothers in Gujarat, India to lower high infant and maternal mortality rate.