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Fourteen Jubilee Ministry grants awarded for programs of mission and ministry work

July 28, 2015
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Samuel McDonald, Deputy Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced 14 recipients of The Episcopal Church Jubilee Grants totaling $52,048 to support mission and ministry in 11 dioceses and one Anglican Communion partner.

Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to The Episcopal Church, designated by diocesan bishops and affirmed by Executive Council, whose mission work affects the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues.

Grants were awarded in two categories:  Development and Impact.

Development Grant

One Development Grant for $34,500 was awarded to a Jubilee ministry

  • The Diocese of Iowa, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Des Moines: An interfaith initiative to create a learning environment for Darfur and Dinka refugee parents and their children.

Impact Grants

Thirteen Impact Grants ranging from $1,000 – $1,500 were awarded to help an existing Jubilee Center succeed, and in their own way be an inspiration among and with those in need.

  • Anglican Province of Hong Kong, Mission For Filipino Migrant Workers, $1,500
  • Diocese of Colorado, 32nd Avenue Jubilee Center, $1,500
  • Diocese of East Tennessee, Family Cornerstones, Inc. , $1,500
  • Diocese of Kansas, St. Paul’s Feeding Ministries, $1,500
  • Diocese of Maine, Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, $1,500
  • Diocese of Minnesota, Our Community Kitchen, $1,500
  • Diocese of Olympia, Chaplains on the Harbor, $1,500
  • Diocese of Colorado, St. Raphael Episcopal Church, $1,493
  • Diocese of Fond du Lac, Broken Bread, $1,305
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh, Coal Country Hangout Youth Center, $1,250
  • Diocese of Colorado, Brigit’s Bounty Community Resources, $1,000
  • Diocese of N. California, Church of the Epiphany, $1,000
  • Diocese of Tennessee, Relief for the Homeless, $1,000

A six-member committee with representatives from throughout the church reviewed a total of 69 applications: 29 Development Grant applications reflecting an asking of $905,411 and 40 Impact Grant applications with an asking of $56,601.

For more information, contact Episcopal Church Domestic Poverty Missioner the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson