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
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
Thankful Hearts / Full Tummies
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.
Winter of Warmth
Purchase socks, mylar blanks and hand/foot warmers to be given to people served by Soup For You! Community soup café
Basketballs for kids
Purchase basketballs to give to children in need through organizations such as Solid Ground, YMCA or Central Park Middle School.
Feed my Starving Children
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.
Raising a Reader
Purchase children’s books to give to families participating Family Literacy classes to help them build home libraries
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.
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.
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
Int’l Friends of Compassion
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
Seed Money – Outreach projects
Purchase items for Prince of Peace outreach projects such as blessing bags, sandwiches for the homeless, fleece for blankets and other projects
Grow a Scholarship
Purchase items in Tanzania for the silent auction at this year’s Tanzania Dinner. Funds raised will go towards scholarships.
Mtera Raise the Roof
Purchase roofing ‘tin sheets’ for a multi purpose building at Mtera Secondary School in Iringa Diocese.
Furry Friends & POP Youth @ Lyngblomsten
Partner with our youth, Lyngblomsten and the Animal Humane Society to promote volunteerism through pet therapy. Funds will help with training costs.
Scholarships – Alcohol/Drug Counseling students
Support a scholarship fund that supports students training for Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Metropolitan State University
Provide additional funding for micro loans in Bomalang’ombe Tanzania through Iringa Hope
Support the efforts of Karl Gertz who provides food and clothing to the homeless