Spring 2015 Endowment Grants:
The Endowment Board approved seven projects for funding in the spring of 2015. The amount committed totaled $23,222. The projects approved were:
Meadville Lombard Theological School, Tuition Support for Arman Pedro, $9,620. The grant covers one-half of Arman Pedro’s tuition for the first year of his work towards a Master of Arts in Religion. Arman Pedro is a leader in the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines, and the Master’s degree will give him the skills needed to support the growth of the UU church in the Philippines and its social projects.
Diane Goforth, Eastport Community Center Program, $600. Funds to reimburse volunteers who prepare and serve a meal each month at the Eastport Community Center.
Sarah’s House, Employment Now Program, $1,302. Funds will be used to purchase two computers and furniture for the facility where residents of Sarah’s House complete career assessments and perform job searches.
Germantown Elementary School PTA, Backpack Buddies Program, $2,700. Program provides 3 meals each day during the weekends for selected students who are in need of nutritional support on non-school days.
Food Link, Summer Youth Feeding Program, $3,000. Funds will be used to stock the Food Link pantry with child appropriate foods for distribution during the months when school is not in session.
We Care and Friends, School on the Water, $3,000. Grant supports summer day camp for at risk youths ages 5 to 16. Camp includes extracurricular educational and arts experiences along with out-of-town field trips.
Hospice of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Kids: Community Support Program, $3,000. Funds to provide community-based help for children, families and professionals dealing with loss.
If you would like information on the church Endowment Fund, or would like to make a gift to the fund, please contact Jackie Heimbuch.