SAM Board Grants

 2019 SAM Grants Report

The SAM Board is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s SAM Grants. 28 grant applications were received, requesting a total of $94,850. Grants could be for a specific project or for general operating support, and ranged from $500 to $5,000. The grants cover a wide range of areas of interest to Rock Spring, and include familiar names as well as organizations new to the program. The total granted this year is $46,500.

Organization Name

Amount Granted

Alliance for Housing Solutions (AHS)

$1,000.00

Arlington Food Assistance Center

$1,000.00

Arlington Free Clinic

$2,000.00

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

$1,000.00

Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation – Culpepper Garden

$3,000.00

Arlington Thrive

$3,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW)

$500.00

Bridges to Independence

$3,000.00

CARITAS (Richmond, VA)

$1,000.00

Challenging Racism

$2,500.00

Churches for Middle East Peace

$2,500.00

City Kids Wilderness Project

$500.00

Congregation Action Network (formerly DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network)

$5,000.00

Doorways for Women and Families

$2,000.00

Insight Memory Care Center

$3,000.00

Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA) & Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions

$1,000.00

Just Neighbors Ministry, Inc

$3,000.00

La Cocina VA

$1,500.00

OAR--Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church

$2,500.00

Sebastian Hunter Memorial School and Community Development Project Trust. Also known as Seb's Projects India.

$500.00

Shelter House

$2,000.00

Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC)

$3,000.00

TransLAW

$1,500.00

VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement)

$500.00

 

SAM Board Grants

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ charges its Board of Social Action and Mission with the responsibility of managing Rock Spring’s Wider Mission budget. This Board considers grant applications for purposes that are consistent with Rock Spring’s identity as a Just Peace and an Open and Affirming Congregation and that promote ecumenical and interfaith witness.

Priority consideration is given to applications from:

  • Organizations that not only meet the most basic human needs of our community but that also can benefit from the hands-on involvement of Rock Spring member volunteers
  • Organizations within the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, primarily in Arlington and Northern Virginia, that provide assistance to those within our communities least able to help themselves
  • National and international organizations that provide assistance to those least able to help themselves and that have a particular relationship with our congregation or its members
  • Organizations, particularly those associated with the United Church of Christ, working to fulfill our church’s wider mission

Grant applications can request general operating support for the core programs of organization or special projects beyond the organization’s normal budget scope. Grants are not made to individuals.  Grant amounts will generally range from $500-$3,000, though larger amounts up to $5,000 may be considered in special circumstances.

The deadline for this year's online grant applications to the Board for Social Action and Mission has passed (July 2, 2019) and we are no longer accepting applications for this cycle. Grant applicants will be notified during the third quarter of 2019 and distributed in the fourth quarter of 2019.

 To guide us as we consider grant requests, all grant recipients are asked to provide a brief (1 page) report with their application about how they used or applied grant funds. Please contact Grants Subcommittee chair, Diana Maxwell at SAMgrants@rockspringucc.org with any questions concerning the Grants Application Form: The Grant Application Form / Grant Application Guidelines

 

 


 

 

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