M25 Initiative Offering Mustard Seed Grant Program for Third YearLast Edited: May 12, 2018 10:20 AM
Dr. Robin Weinstein, President & Founder of The M25 Initiative has announced that the nonprofit will be making up to $7,500 in grant funding available to faith-based entities and other organizations in Cumberland County.
The M25 Initiative Mustard Seed Mini-Grant Program provides seed funding through matching grants for community programs that provide for food (pantries and meals) and showers for our neighbors who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. This year the M25 Initiative will also award grants to Code Blue Host Churches to assist with facility upgrades to allow for future Code Blue operations.
“This is our third year offering this grant program that is designed to continue the spirit of Code Blue throughout our community,” said Dr. Weinstein.
“This year we are focusing our funding on initiatives that seek to feed our community and programs that provide showers for the homeless in our three larger municipalities.”
The M25 Initiative Mustard Seed Mini-Grant Program aims to equip organizations with financial resources to address issues in Cumberland County related to the primary objectives of the organization as found in Matthew 25:35-36: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
“The M25 Initiative is a funding and facilitating volunteer organization that works through partners and collaborators to positively change our community,” said Dr. Weinstein.
“We are a 100-percent volunteer driven organization that seeks to equip, empower, and mobilize our community to be the miracle through collective compassion. The funding through these grants will assist our armies of compassion in meeting the needs of the least of these in our area.”
Faith-based entities and other organizations are welcome to submit projects for consideration. The Initiative is providing grants for: Showers for the Homeless Program (one for Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland): up to $500 Matching Grant; Food Pantry or Meal Program: up to $500 Matching Grant;
Code Blue Host Church Facilities Grant (does not require a match): up to $500. The application deadline is May 31, 2018.
Applications must be completed online at http://www.m25initiative.org/mustard-seed-grants.html.
“We are so grateful for our donors in the community. We believe this grant enhances our ability to make a bigger impact in our area,” said Weinstein
The M25 Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit in Cumberland County, NJ created for the sole purpose of engaging, equipping, empowering, and mobilizing individuals and organizations to employ innovative and cooperative solutions to alleviate suffering, feed the hungry, end poverty, reduce crime, revitalize a spirit community and transform lives.
The M25 Initiative is the funding agent for the grassroots Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition and the Cumberland County Housing First Collaborative. For more information, please visit m25initiative.org or call 1-844-M25-HOPE.
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