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Missions and Ministry Commission New
Community Fund Grants for 2019
With a mission statement “to encourage Trinity Memorial Church to serve as the hands of the body of Christ in our community,” the Mission and Ministry Commission takes it stewardship of the Trinity Community fund seriously! The Commission is made up of a diverse group of parishioners who manage the distribution of an annual 5% draw from the Community Fund to qualified non-profit organizations.
Organizations requesting grants do so through an official grant application form, making their case for funding. These requests are generally for capital projects that will be of value to the community-at-large and especially to people who are in need of services. The Commission reviews these applications, discusses the merits of the request, and then makes a recommendation to the Vestry for approval of our decisions.
Three grants from the Trinity Community Fund have been recommended by the Commission and approved by the Vestry so far this year.
$2500 to the Broome County Council of Churches North Side Grocery Store project, which will operate a not-for-profit grocery store in an economically challenged and underserved neighborhood. Our grant helped the Council to raise enough funds to win a matching grant from the Gannett Corporation.
$1342 to the Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Sertoma, for renovation and upkeep of trails for the safety of campers and staff. Our grant was given in memory of Virginia Howard in honor of her long-standing love and commitment to Camp Sertoma (and its campers).
$1000 to the Samaritan Counseling Center for the purchase of a Viewsonic projector and ceiling, mount for education/outreach presentations for staff and community.
We believe that the parish can be proud of our association with these worthy projects. There is $3309 remaining in the Community Fund grant budget for this year. The Commission will next meet in September to discuss new grant requests.
Bill Palmer, Chair, Mission and Ministry Commission and Warden