Outreach Grants of $110,000

On May 16 the Vestry approved the recommendations made by the Outreach Grants Committee, chaired by Charlie Harris. Grants of $110,000 were made to the following ministries in our area which involve many volunteer opportunities as well. Applications this year totaled $211,000. These groups are carefully researched by our Outreach Committee before recommendations are made. Remarkable work is being done in so many places and we are happy to help keep these efforts going. Along with our gifts go our prayers for all those in need.


Absolutions Counseling Center                                                                            1,000

Aid to Inmate Mothers                                                                                                  3,000

Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice                                               1,000

Alabama Writers Forum                                                                                        2,000

AMBUCS (providing mobility for the disabled)                                                    1,200

Boys and Girls Club                                                                                                          2,250

Brantwood Children’s Home                                                                                        3,500

Bridge Builders (teen race relations)                                                                   1,500

Camp McDowell Special Session                                                                          1,750

Cancer Wellness Foundation                                                                                2,000

Capital Area Literacy Council                                                                                     1,000

Catholic Social Services (direct aid)                                                                     2,000

Child Protect (victims of abuse)                                                                                 2,400

Children’s Center (for disabled young adults)                                                     1,875

Children’s Harbor (summer camp for special needs children)                       1,000

Common Ground (safe haven for youth)                                                                              4,000

Compassion 21 (mentoring for inner city youth)                                                                2,000

Dream Court (physical therapy for disadvantaged)                                          2,000

Family Guidance/Center for Families (direct assistance)                                 1,900

Family Sunshine Center (victims of domestic violence)                                   2,000

Family Support Center                                                                                           1,250

First United Methodist Respite Ministry                                                             3,000

Floyd Food for Kids (weekend lunches)                                                                  625

Food Pantry at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church                                             2,500

Friendship Mission Church (food, shelter, clothing)                                          3,500

Hands On River Region (Volunteer and Information Center)                        1,000

Holy Cross Episcopal School Scholarship Fund                                                      8,500

Hope Inspired Ministries (jobs for those coming out of prison)                     2,500

Hospice of Montgomery                                                                                               3,000

Kelcie’s Place (autistic teens)                                                                                      1,500

Let God Arise Ministries (prison ministry)                                                             1,200

Lighthouse Counseling Center (substance abuse program)                           2,000

Montgomery Area Council on Aging (Meals on Wheels)                              12,000

Medical Aids Outreach of Alabama                                                                          2,000

Medical Outreach Ministries (free medical clinic)                                               2,300

Montgomery Christian School (scholarships for underprivileged)                1,000

Neighbors in Christ (victims of crime)                                                                 1,200

New Beginnings Education Center (tutoring)                                                    1,500

One Place Family Justice Center                                                                             750

Rebuilding Together (home repair for the needy)                                           3,000

Renascence (prison halfway house)                                                                        5,000

Salvation Army                                                                                                        3,000

Sawyerville Work Project (summer camp for needy youth)                          5,000

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth – SAFY                                  1,500

Samaritan Counseling Center                                                                               1,500


In addition to these grants, our Annual Operating Budget provides the following amounts to other ministries beyond our walls: Covenant to the Diocese – $136,406; Seminaries – $13,334; Scholarships to seminarians – $2,000; Strategies to Elevate People (inner city ministries) – $3,000; Discretionary Funds (direct assistance) – $12,198; Baldwin Fund (direct assistance) – $18,000; Honduras Trip – $10,000; Family Promise (homeless families) – $12,000; Holy Cross Episcopal School – $40,000.


Our total outreach expenditures in 2016 will be $356,938, just under 20% of our annual budget. Your parish, through your generosity, continues to do remarkable work and more is still required of us. May all our efforts bring those in need closer to the hope offered through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Yours faithfully,

Robert C. Wisnewski, Jr.