Appleton makes available program and discretionary grants to parishes in the Middle GA Convocation
Application deadline for 2018 program grants is September 29, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Funds will be issued to parishes beginning on January 1, 2018, for a grant period ending December 31, 2018.
Please contact Julie Groce, Missioner, at 478-731-5901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact your parish representative to the Appleton Board of Governors for more information.
Appleton Episcopal Ministries awarded the following program grants for 2017 funding:
All Angels Protein Food Pantry $ 5,000.00 plus $ 1,000.00 W.C. Wyatt Memorial Grant
Continued support of program with Putnam Christian Outreach to provide protein-rich foods for county residents in need.
St. Stephen’s Weekend Lunch Program $ 4,000.00
Support of a new ministry to provide Saturday lunches with Flipper Chapel AME Church
St. Francis Arts Enrichment Program $ 5,429.60
Continued support of the Wholeness Through Art Youth Ministry program for middle school boys and girls from the Pleasant Hill neighborhood
St. Paul’s Diaper Bank $ 6,000.00
Expansion of existing diaper bank to include adults in need, as well as children and families, through Loaves and Fishes Ministry.
Christ Church Weekend Lunch Food $ 5,902.00
Continued support for food purchases for Weekend Lunch Program
St. Christopher’s Path to Shine Enrichment $ 3,914.00
New funding for enrichment activities and materials for the Path to Shine Program
St. Luke’s Canterbury Club Program $ 1,950.00
Continued support of a year-end field trip to Atlanta for students participating in the Canterbury Club’s tutoring program Look What I Can Do for elementary and middle school students in Peach County
St. Mary’s Community Garden Programming $ 7,150.00
Continued support for the community garden and children’s nutrition education program
In 2016, Appleton made available $250 Discretionary Grants to meet immediate needs:
All Angels - Supported a family transitioning their children from foster care
St. Christopher’s - Matched initial funding of new Path to Shine program
All Saints - Matched initial funding of new Path to Shine program
St. Andrew’s - Supported distribution of meat to hungry families at Thanksgiving with The Grace House
St. Stephens - Supported a Thanksgiving dinner for hungry families with Flipper Chapel AME Church
Christ Church - Supported van rentals to transport youth in Middle GA Convocation to Happening and to the Annual Council EYC Lock-In
Appleton Episcopal Ministries awarded the following program grants for 2016 funding:
All Angels Protein Food Pantry $ 6,000.00
Provided $500 of protein rich foods each month to benefit undernourished families through Putnam Christian Outreach
St. Stephens Canterbury Club Program $ 6,000.00
Developed a Canterbury Club for Georgia College and State University and Georgia Military College with a community outreach component.
Christ Church Weekend Lunch Food $ 5,902.00
Provided food for the Weekend Lunch Program to homeless and undernourished children and families in Macon.
St. Francis Arts Enrichment Program $ 6,042.29
Expanded Wholeness Through Art Youth Ministry to include both middle school boys and girls, and by extension their families, through a visual arts curricula at the St. Francis Arts Center. Provided drawing, painting and pottery supplies and healthy snacks.
St. Paul’s Diaper Bank $ 3,600.00 Plus $1,000 W.C. Wyatt Memorial Grant
Established a diaper bank for clients at Loaves and Fishes Ministry.
St. Luke’s Canterbury Club Program $ 4,000.00
Engaged college students in tutoring and mentoring program with Peach County school students by supplying books and study materials, healthy snacks, and an enrichment field trip to the Atlanta Zoo. The grant also supported a summer youth choir in Fort Valley through the same program.
St. Mary’s Boys/Girls Club Garden Program $ 6,000.00
Developed Cultivating Young Minds with the Macon County Boys and Girls Club using the Community Garden to promote environmental stewardship, food security, and consumption of healthier foods in undernourished children.
Appleton awarded the following program grants for 2015 funding:
St. Mary’s Community Garden $ 12,950.00
Funded Phase 1 (master plan, infrastructure, ground tilling, and initial fall planting) of a just-under three-acre community garden to benefit local residents and the local soup kitchen and to provide an educational and nutritional program for children.
Christ Church Food for Weekend Lunch $ 5,902.00
Funded a portion of food purchases for the Weekend Lunch Program so that the church could hire a part time staff person to schedule volunteer teams, order food and supplies, and facilitate program supported with volunteer teams from all four Macon Episcopal parishes as well as St. Josephs Catholic Church, First Baptist Church of Christ, and High Street Unitarian Church.
St. Lukes Canterbury Club Tutoring Support $ 1,850.00
Supported the Canterbury Club’s Tutoring Program for K-12 grades by providing funding for a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Historic Site, and additionally, for a summer reading program in conjunction with Liberty Praise Church.