On May 16th our Micro-Grant submitters met to determine how to divide up $18,200 in Micro-Grant funds.  The funds represent a percentage of Prince of Peace capital campaigns. Any Prince of Peace member can submit a proposal for a grant that furthers Prince of Peace’s mission in the community – whether for local, state, national or international communities. Persons who submit a grant agree to be on the committee to determine the grant awards. We had 17 proposals relating to a variety of projects that will help people on a local and international level. The proposals and award amounts are as follows:

2019 Mission Grants  – Available:  $18,200

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Proposal

Requester

Description

Grant amount

1

Dancing with Parkinson’s

Esther Tatley / Anita Beste

Launch a Dancing with Parkinson’s class to help people with Parkinsons increase mobility and mental health

750

2

Thankful Hearts / Full Tummies

Janet Brahier

Funds to support a POP community Thanksgiving Dinner for those who may not have other places to go on Thanksgiving.  Funds will provide meats and beverages and attendees will bring pot luck dishes and items for the local food shelf.

250

3

Winter of Warmth

Janet Brahier

Purchase socks, mylar blanks and hand/foot warmers to be given to people served by Soup For You! Community soup café

1750

4

Basketballs for kids

Kieran Burke

Purchase basketballs to give to children in need through organizations such as Solid Ground, YMCA or Central Park Middle School.

250

5

Feed my Starving Children

Lyla Burke

Bring friends to pack meals at Feed My Starving Children – funds would financially support packing, and purchase each friend a t-shirt or item at the FMSC shop to help promote the mission.

250

6

Raising a Reader

Barb Burkhardt

Purchase children’s books to give to families participating Family Literacy classes to help them build home libraries

750

7

Building Resiliency

Karen Carr

Purchase items to help support mothers who are in the AVIVO women’s treatment program to support their recovery efforts and ability to care for their children.

1500

8

Lydia Place

Peter Christ

Support a fundraising concert for Lydia Place – a mission start of the ELCA.  Lydia Place is a community that ministers to University & Snelling area and looks for new ways to be a church.

500

9

Ani-Meals

Andrea Clepper

Ani-meals is a program similar to Meals on Wheels that provides pet food and supplies to Meals on Wheels clients on weekends.  This would provide seed money to help form a partnership with MOW in Ramsey County

1000

10

Int’l Friends of Compassion

Gus Haugan

International Friends of Compassion provides medical care for rural villages in Indonesia where the needs are great.  This grant will help support their ongoing needs

3000

11

Seed Money – Outreach projects

Betsy Hoium

Purchase items for Prince of Peace outreach projects such as blessing bags, sandwiches for the homeless, fleece for blankets and other projects

500

12

Grow a Scholarship

Caryn Josephson

Purchase items in Tanzania for the silent auction at this year’s Tanzania Dinner.  Funds raised will go towards scholarships.

400

13

Mtera Raise the Roof

Caryn Josephson

Purchase roofing ‘tin sheets’ for a multi purpose building at Mtera Secondary School in Iringa Diocese.

500

14

Furry Friends & POP Youth @ Lyngblomsten

Kristina Krepela

Partner with our youth, Lyngblomsten and the Animal Humane Society to promote volunteerism through pet therapy.  Funds will help with training costs.

500

15

Scholarships – Alcohol/Drug Counseling students

Deb Mosby

Support a scholarship fund that supports students training for Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Metropolitan State University

3000

16

Iringa Hope

Kent Olson

Provide additional funding for micro loans in Bomalang’ombe Tanzania through Iringa Hope

3000

17

Karl’s Cause

Kim Wetteland

Support the efforts of Karl Gertz who provides food and clothing to the homeless

300

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