In the 1990's, St. Margaret's parishioners Ed and Zoe Hall left a financial gift to the church to do with what the parish decided. It was voted to create an endowment fund that would be used to provide fund projects of nonprofits each year that followed the priorities of St. Margaret's. Since that time, over $2 million has been awarded to nonprofits locally, regionally, and around the world.
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Grant Awards for 2021
The Grants Committer recommended grants for 2021 to the Vestry which was approved this month. While 31 applications were received, the group chose to interview 13 organizations and recommends the 12 organizations listed below to receive grants worth $100,000. Five of the 12 are international organizations and two are from Baltimore and the remaining five are from the Anne Arundel County area. The committee recognized the tremendous time sensitive needs many in our world are facing and makes the following recommendations:
Dageno Girls - $15,000
Drip irrigation system, greenhouse, milling machine and grain storage silos for its argribusiness program that teaches Tanzanian girls sustainable farming techniques.
American Friends of the Episcopal Church of the Sudans- $12,500
Expansion of a school for refugee children in South Sudan.
Siempre Unidos- $10,900
Provide 10 HIV-positive patients and their families with two month’s worth of food, a stove, bed and bedding and roof repair materials/labor to address multiple hurricane damage in Honduras.
Joel Nafuma Refugee Center- $10.000
Daily breakfasts, essential supplies and an emergency fund for urgent needs of refugees in Rome.
Anne Arundel County Food Bank - $10,000
Food purchase program that distributes to nearly 80 food pantries, soup kitchens and other programs.
Franciscan Center - $10,000
Healthy and good tasting food to the homeless in Baltimore City.
Next One Up - $6,600
Develop and implement meaningful remote learning engagement strategies for at risk youth in Baltimore City.
Kenya Connect- $5,000
Renovations for the organization’s learning resource center to create a makerspace.
Center of Help - $5,000
Support of their adult academy which offers a range of courses and workshops that provide educational opportunities for adult immigrants in Annapolis and surrounding areas.
Seeds for Success - $5,000
Support for their Foster Grandparent program that pairs low-income seniors with low-income youth in the public school system in Anne Arundel County.
Clothing Depot - $5,000
Provide clothing and shoes to children and families in Anne Arundel County.