Posts in Grants
Grant Dollars at Work: Celebration, Peoria, AZ

As we take applications for 2020 GCS grants, we share stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page.

Celebration in Peoria received two grants. Touching Heart of the Youth project grant monies were used for youth events. The Engaging Youth Project Grant was used to paint the classrooms in our education wing. As you will see in the video, this project is complete.

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Grant Dollars at Work: Holy Trinity, Chandler, AZ

As we take applications for 2020 GCS grants, we share stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page.

Holy Trinity, in Chandler, AZ, held their Adventure Break Camp during March 18-25, 2019. “Although we didn’t have the numbers we were hoping for, the children we had were new to our community and they had a wonderful time. We look forward to following up with them and continuing to invite them to events at Holy Trinity. Another Break Camp is planned for the fall.”

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Grant Dollars at Work: Covenant Lutheran, Quartzite, AZ

As we enter the 2020 GCS grant process (applications open 9/2/19), we share stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page.

Covenant Lutheran, in Quartzsite, has established Carol’s Closet Ministry to distribute clothing to those in need at no cost to the client. This is done in conjunction with the Community Food Bank. Members of the congregation initiated the closet ministry, purchased clothing racks and other equipment, renovated the building, and staff Carol’s Closet. 

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Grant Dollars at Work: Emmanuel Sudanese Lutheran Fellowship

As we enter the 2020 GCS grant process (applications open 9/2/19), we share stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page. This week we share Emmanuel Sudanese Lutheran Fellowship, in Glendale, AZ, which uses its grant monies to provide Saturday School for children to learn the Bible, hymnals and songs in both the English and Dinka languages.

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Grant Dollars at Work: Iglesia Luterana San Juan Bautista

As we enter the 2020 GCS grant process (applications open 9/2/19), we share stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page. This week we share Iglesia Luterana San Juan Bautista, in Tucson. AZ.

“Since the beginning of the year, SJB has hosted two fundraiser events (Three Kings Day and Day of the children) and two courses on Hispanic Lutheran traditions (Christmas and Lent Hispanic Traditions) which were open to the public for a small fee. These events served as fundraisers and outreach to our community since all events welcomed the surrounding community.“

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Grant Dollars at Work: Open Space

As we enter the 2020 GCS grant process (applications open 9/2/19), we share stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page. This week we share Open Space, in Tucson. AZ.

“One positive result has been some our new people taking the initiative to invite people and do evangelism themselves. They are not finding unchurched, urban, young adults a whole lot easier to invite to church than I do as a pastor, but they do get a better response. One member goes to raves and invites people there. And, believe it or not, had brought several totally non-Christian people to Open Space this way.”

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Grant Dollars at Work: Native American Urban Ministry

As we enter the 2020 GCS grant process, we have assembled stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page.

This week we look at Native American Urban Ministry (NAUM), Phoenix.

“In our visit during Saturday worship, we heard of addictions and celebrated recovery. We heard of being lost and finding a home at NAUM. We heard of brokenness and God’s healing.”

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Over $160,000 in grants available from Grand Canyon Synod for 2020

Each year the Grand Canyon Synod offers grant funds for new and renewing ministries, and other ministry outreach projects. The grant application period for 2020 grants will open September 2, 2019. Full information is available at gcsynod.org/grants.

Funding for these grants is limited and comes from the gifts this synod has received from the bequests of individuals (Warner Trust Fund), congregations sharing a tithe of a bequest they have received, the sale of closed congregations, grant funds from the West Valley Lutheran Thrift Shop, and allocation of unrestricted gifts to the synod. 

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Stories of Grant Dollars at Work

As we prepare for the 2020 GCS grant process, we have assembled stories from our 2019 Grant recipients, which you can see on our Grant Dollars at Work page. We’ll be highlighting recipients in the coming weeks, and first up is Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, AZ.

Their Feed the Hungry Program serves 125-145 hot meals on the second Friday of each month to anyone in the community who is hungry.

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