The Social Justice Steering Committee is pleased to announce the Seeds of Justice Grant Program, through which UUC will award $10,000 to a social justice nonprofit working or based in our community.
This first year, we want to kick off the program, engage the
congregation, learn from the experience, and set a foundation that can
grow. The Steering Committee decided to build on UUC’s long history of
advancing justice for people whose voices, needs and rights are
invisible or dismissed in society. UUC was “ahead of the curve” in
addressing the AIDS epidemic; we’ve offered witness and aid to refugees
and immigrants; we house the chronically mentally ill. The Seeds of Justice Grant Program is our first grantmaking endeavor, and the
goals of the program are:
During the upcoming church year, we plan to award one grant of $10,000
to an organization working for justice, equity and compassion in one of
the following areas:
Check out the full proposal guidelines - we’ll be publicizing them all summer long. Please help identify great organizations who might apply! Ideally, applicant organizations will have some connection to a UUC member, and have opportunities for education or volunteerism for our congregation. There will be an opportunity to learn about finalist organizations and have input in the decision-making process. We hope to have applications in by September 17, and the grant awarded by January 2011. For more information contact Rene Murry.
Intrigued by all this? Consider joining the Social Justice Steering Committee, which works to encourage and nourish social justice activities and leadership at the church; oversee the Dedicated Plate Collection and grant programs; and support and advise the social justice coordinator. Contact our social justice coordinator, Jennifer Bright.
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