To Apply for a 2018 Special Grant
The Special Grants program was initiated by a vote of the congregation in 1996. A percentage of the unrestricted endowment income is allocated annually for a Special Grants program, to be administered by a grants committee reporting to the First Church Cabinet.
2016 SPECIAL GRANTS
Healing Abuse Working for Change (“HAWC”): $800 in support of their Parent Child Trauma Recovery Program
Metta Partners: $3,000 providing teacher training at schools in Myanmar (Burma) to prepare students for the National Exams. “Metta Geha” is a orphanage.
Soul Cove: $2,000 supports a series of music workshops in local schools and community centers.
The Food Project: $1,500 to aid in donations of fresh fruits and vegetables to soup kitchens and food pantries on the North Shore. Some of the food is grown in Wenham.
Sethule Orphans Trust: $5,000 helping to purchase bicycles for school transportation forchildren in rural Zimbabwe.
Sharing Foundation: $1,000 funding to construct a playground in Prek Char, a remote village in Cambodia
Saltonstall School: $2,100 allows financial assistance to under- privileged children at the Saltonstall School in Salem, Mass to attend Nature’s Classroom in Ocean Park, Maine
Friends of Buker School: $500 help in financing a new playground at the Buker Elementary School in Wenham
Cole Farnham: $300 supporting Cole (FCW member) as he attends a Discipleship Training School in Denver, CO and an Outreach trip to Thailand
ACORD: $1,000 will be used to purchase reusable food bags
for Food Pantry clients as well as purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables
“Amahl”: $2,000 to defray costs related to the Christmas Cantata performed by members of FCW Choir and community members
Total awarded = $19,200
Special Grants Committee,
Al Johnson and Carol Merriman