Outreach Grants of $110,000

On May 19 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. 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.


Aid to Inmate Mothers                                                                                                  3,000

Alabama Writers’ Forum (imprisoned youth rehabilitation)                         2,000

AMBUCS (providing mobility for the disabled)                                                    1,000

Boys and Girls Club                                                                                                          2,500

Brantwood Children’s Home                                                                                       3,500

Cancer Wellness Foundation                                                                               2,500

Catholic Social Services (direct aid to needy)                                                        2,500

Central Alabama Laubach Literacy Council                                                             1,000

Child Protect (victims of abuse)                                                                                 2,400

Children’s Center (for disabled young adults)                                                     2,000

Children’s Harbor (summer camp for special needs children)                       2,000

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)                                 1,750

Family Sunshine Center (victims of domestic violence)                                   3,000

First Methodist Respite Ministry for Alzheimer’s                                               3,000

Friendship Mission Church (food, shelter, clothing)                                          4,000

Haiti – Alabama Companion Diocese                                                                       3,000

Hands On River Region (Volunteer and Information Center)                        2,000

Holy Cross Episcopal School Scholarship Fund                                                     9,150

Hope Inspired Ministries (jobs for those coming out of prison)                    1,500

Hospice of Montgomery                                                                                               4,500

K-9s for Kids and K-9s for Heroes                                                                              1,000

Kelcie’s Place (autistic teens)                                                                                      1,500

Let God Arise Ministries (prison ministry)                                                             1,200

Lighthouse Counseling Center (substance abuse program)                           2,000

Lunches for Learning (Honduras program)                                                            1,500

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

Medical Aids Outreach of Alabama                                                                          2,000

Medical Outreach Ministries (free medical clinic)                                               3,000

Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless                                                              1,500

Montgomery Christian School (scholarships for underprivileged)               1,500

Montgomery Education Foundation                                                                        1,500

One Place Family Justice Center                                                                             500

Reality and Truth (One Church Mission Homeless Feeding)                          2,500

Rebuilding Together (home repair for the needy)                                           4,000

Renascence (prison halfway house)                                                                        5,000

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

In addition to these grants, our Annual Operating Budget provides the following amounts to other ministries beyond our walls: Covenant to the Diocese – $132,243; Seminaries – $10,000; Scholarships to seminarians – $4,000; Strategies to Elevate People (inner city ministries) – $3,000; Discretionary Funds (direct assistance) – $11,000; Baldwin Fund (direct assistance) – $8,000; Honduras Trip – $2,500; Family Promise (homeless families) – $12,000; Holy Cross Episcopal School – $35,000;  Children’s Outreach Projects – $500; Community Outreach $500; Habitat for Humanity – $3,500.

Our total outreach expenditures in 2014 will be $332,243, just under 20% of our annual budget, and an increase of $30,700 from 2013. 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.