Endowment Grants Information
2017 Grants Application Process is now closed.
For questions, email Grants Coordinator Izzy Winn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or by calling 410-974-0200 x30.
2017 Grant Awardees:
Siempre Unidos (Honduras) - To fund program salary and transportation assistance for home visitors screening for HIV
SPOUTS of Water (Uganda) – To install locally manufactured larger water filters in public spaces of refugee camp and provide 300 household filters
Kenya Connect (Kenya) - To purchase a BRCK Kio Kit containing 40 specially designed loaded tablets battery charged for distant village schools and bus support
FoodBridge (Baltimore/Washington) - To fund software development for 100% volunteer organization’s online “food rescue” program connecting foodservice organizations with non-profit outreach programs
CRAB (MD/DC/VA) - To fund accessible boating program’s installation of new seating for two boats to support and safely secure persons with disabilities
Abu Kats Medical Clinic (Uganda) - To purchase two maternity delivery beds for not- for-profit medical clinic run by all volunteer doctors
Center of Help, Inc. (AA County) - For expansion of space and programs for Hispanic Latinos and other immigrants in the county
Box of Rain Foundation (Annapolis) - To support a six-week after school program for fifth graders at Hillsmere, Tyler Heights, Georgetown East, and Eastport Elementary schools
Dageno Girls Center (Tanzania) - To purchase two rainwater collection tanks and purification of a water sanitation, and hygiene plan for the Center serving 150 girls
Women LEAD (Kathmandu, Nepal) - Pilot funds for outreach, recruitment, institute workshops and evaluation of 40 students to encourage female leadership of high school girls in male-dominated Nepal
El Ayudante Missions, Inc. (Honduras) - To purchase equipment at tutoring center that supports 50 scholarship students for high school (without center, students would not go beyond 6th grade)
Arundel Lodge, Inc. (AA County) - To provide dental care for 122 Behavioral Health Home clients who cannot afford dental insurance
The Light House (AA County) - To implement Apricot database software facilitating and improving case management services for individuals and families affected by homelessness and poverty