This came into my snail mail box, and I thought I could share with any of our readers who may be interested!

-Editor

Deadline Extended to April 4, 2011

Is your faith congregation involved in its neighborhood? Your project may be eligible for a grant of $500 to $5,000.

The Community Ministries Fund is seeking applications from Worcester- based houses of worship – of any faith tradition – to improve the lives of neighborhood residents. Projects such as tutoring, mentoring, afterschool programs, senior services, music and art enrichment, English as a Second Language, gang intervention, job training, urban gardens, and projects that build community with your neighbors, are considered.

This fund is sponsored by: Worcester Area Mission Society- United Church of Christ and Worcester Area United Methodists, to connect congregations to their neighborhoods and foster partnerships with other nonprofit organizations. Awards are made annually.

Managed by: Greater Worcester Community Foundation, an independent nonprofit

Statement of Values: The Fund does not support programs that advance a sectarian agenda, and will not award money to organizations that discriminate or perpetuate demeaning stereotypes based on gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion, economic condition, or physical ability.

Applications are available at our website www.greaterworcester.org

Contact: Pam Kane

Tel (508) 755- 0980 or E-mail pkane@greaterworcester.org

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