The Mission and Outreach Grants Committee is pleased to announce the grants awarded to qualifying applicants during the 2017 grants cycle. In the end, the committee worked diligently and prayerfully to make informed decisions on how to award grants equitably.

The nature of grants awarded through the Mission and Outreach Grants fall into two categories: partner agencies and internal outreach ministries. The grants committee will review the applications and will award grants, depending on the funds available, based on the following criteria:

  • The applicant is a local, national, or international mission effort in which a group of Saint Michael parishioners are involved
  • Offers transformational experience for recipients or volunteers
  • Length of project defined and how outcomes will be measured
  • Good leadership and sufficient staff providing good communication
  • Adequate budget

Each grant application was reviewed by a member of the committee and then presented to the full committee for further review and clarification on the application. For local ministries and agencies, members of the committee conducted on-site visits in order to see the ministry in action and to learn more about what support from Saint Michael and All Angels would accomplish in our community. After two months of researching grant applications and reviewing each application critically, the committee was able to award grants to the following recipients: