Spring Grant Cycle 2016



Bridging the Gap (BTG)– Funds will be used toward the purchase of a walk-in freezer to store the 1400 pounds of food distributed weekly, $7800.

County Line UMC– Funds will be used to repair basement, which houses a GED ministry and food pantry, $7000.

Family Promise of Gwinnett– purchase of box truck for moving families, $10,000.

Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, Funds will go toward the replacement of 36 bed mattress sets, replacement of 22 window blinds, and 3 computers, $8000.

Glenn Memorial UMC, Atlanta –  supplementing Glenn Memorial’s commitment to building a Habitat for Humanity house, $2000.

Habitat for Humanity – North Central Georgia (Cherokee) – building a Habitat home in Woodstock, $5000.

MUST Ministries, Marietta – installing metal lockers in Elizabeth Inn shelter, $10,000.

Rainbow Village–  awarded funds will go toward construction of  2 six-unit permanent apartment buildings, which will provide housing and servies to an additional 12 homeless families with children, $10,000.

Salvation Army Atlanta Metro Area Command – funds will allow SA to continue replacement of the carpet at Red Shield homeless shelter, help control bedbugs and provide a safe, clean place for the homeless of Metro Atlanta, $6258.

Smyrna First UMC – construction of the 2015 Cobb Interfaith Habitat Coalition House, $5,000.00

St. James UMC– construction of Habitat Home, $5000.




Action Ministries Athens – day-to-day operating expenses of “Our Daily Bread” soup kitchen, $1250.

Action Ministries Atlanta – funds will offset some of the operating costs of temporarily housing the Women’s Kitchen at Forst St UMC, $1250.

Action Ministries Feed the Hungry – funds will assist with packing and distribution of emergency hunger relief  food boxes which are offered to homeless and working poor families in rural and underserved communities in north Georgia, $1250.

Action Ministries Gainesville- Funds will be used toward the salary of the Director of Programs, $1250.

Action Ministries Housing – Funds will be used to support costs to provide case management services for the Housing programs, including Rapid Re-Housing and SSVF in Dekalb/Gwinnett. $1250

Bascomb Mission Thrift– Funds will offset operating expenses of the thrift store, $1250

Brookhaven UMC – purchasing food, underwear, socks and toiletry items to distribute to needy persons, $1250

Clarkston UMC – purchasing food for church’s community food pantry, serving the needy, homeless, refugee, and immigrant population of Clarkston, $1250

Family Promise of Bartow County, Cartersville – to help pay for salary for case manager and Director of Programs,  $1250

Flat Shoals UMC, Decatur – purchasing food items from the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help people in the Gresham Park Community, $1000

Georgia Food and Resource Center– This grant will enhance the ability to provide nutritious food to those in need throughout the service area, $1250

Intown Collaborative Ministries, Atlanta – support of Heading Home program, which works to help homeless men and women secure income and find long-term, appropriate housing, $1250

Jerusalem House, Inc., Atlanta – Awarded funds will  defray general operating costs across all programs while during the expansion of the Scattered Site II Program by 200 units and finish launching New Horizons program, $1250.

Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry-This grant will provide housing for one week in a motel for homeless families with children, $1250.

Liberty Hill UMC– Nehemiah Project-The funds will be used to procure supplies to complete several home improvement/repair projects for low income individuals in Cherokee County, $1250.

Metropolitan UMC, Rome – purchasing food for food pantry, $1250.

Midtown Assistance Center, Atlanta – This grant will pay rent for low-income, working people in midtown and downtown Atlanta, $1250.

Midway UMC–  Funds will be spent on River of Life youth camp, where work is done on homes in the community, $1250.

Mt. Zion UMC Atlanta – support for food pantry which provides sack lunches to the community every day, $1250.

MUST Ministries- As an added effort to end childhood hunger, MUST’s “save it forward” initiative focuses on at-risk children and their families in 20 Title I schools with food and toiletries on a monthly basis,$1250.

New Covenant UMC-Funds will be used to purchase materials for constructing wheelchair ramps for people in the community, $1250.

North Fulton Community Charities, Inc. (NFCC), Roswell -Financial assistance to keep medically fragile participants stably housed during periods of extended illness, $1250.

Ringgold UMC– RUMC will use this grant money to help those in need of emergency short term lodging and possible storage of belongings if they have been displaced from their homes, $1250.

Set Free Ministry-These funds will contribute to the daily operations and provide for the basic necessities of caring for the men.$1250

Shepherd’s Staff Ministries, Loganville – This grant will be used for emergency housing, transitional, or permanent housing for homeless individuals/families who are Shepherd’s staff clients, $1250.

South Hall Community Food Pantry– Grant will be used to purchase 3-4 days of groceries for 400 families, $1250.

Sweetwater Mission, Inc.., Austell – providing rent assistance for families in crisis to prevent homelessness, $1250

Village of Hope, Lawrenceville– Emergency housing for families and individuals in Lawrenceville, $1250


Fall  Grant Cycle 2016



Abba House– grant will allow for kitchen upgrades in living space, $5000

Breakthru House– grant will be used on repairs to the treatment facility, $3500

East Point First Mallalieu UMC– grant will be used to purchase a freezer for food pantry and computers, $1500

Essence of Hope, Inc.– The funds will help Essence of Hope expand its system of care that emphasizes client care and appropriate self-help services and concepts, $5000.

Family Promise Hall County– Funds will be used to renovate the Stepping Stones Home, $5000.

Habitat for Humanity, North Central Georgia– Funds will be used to supplement a Habitat House build in Forsyth County, $2500.

Habitat for Humanity, Gwinnett County– Funds will be used to supplement a Habitat House build in Gwinnett County, $2500.

Habitat for Humanity Coosa Valley– Funds will be used to supplement a Habitat build in the Rome/Floyd area, $2500.

Isaiah House– Funds will be used to complete the building expansion project, $5000.

MUST Ministries– Funds will be used to furnish permanent supportive housing units, $5000.

New Beginnings for Gilmer County– Funds will be used for the construction of a second home to be used in the temporary and transitional housing ministry, $2800.

Norcross Cooperative Ministry– Funds will be used to purchase a new facility which will expand NCM’s space for programming, $2500.

Trinity UMC– Funds will help Trinity UMC prepare Trinity Hall Shelter/Trinity Table for a new partner to operate an assessment center with emergency housing and feeding programs, $5000.

Trinity UMC (Rome)– Funds will supplement a Habitat for Humanity build in Rome/Floyd area.




Action Ministries-Covington– Funds will be spent to provide weekend food packets for homeless and low income children, $950.

Austell First UMC-Funds will be used to purchase food for weekend backpack program for elementary children in local Title I schools, $950.

Bethlehem UMC- Funds will be used to supplement the church’s food pantry, $950.

Central UMC– Funds will be used to purchase food, toiletries, and personal hygiene items for those in need, $950.

Chatsworth First UMC– Funds will be used to provide children in need with sacks full of basic food items each Friday during the school year, $950.

Colbert UMC (in the Middle Meals)- Funds will be used to purchase food for a weekend feeding program for middle and high school students in Madison County, $500.

Decatur Cooperative Ministry– Funds would be used to provide supportive services to between 180-200 homeless individuals in DCM’s emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing programs.

Drake House– Funds will support a new after-school childcare program for resident and alumni children, $950.

Elizabeth Lee UMC– Funds  be used to feed school children one afternoon a week as well as to send a few items of food home with them, $750.

Family Promise of White and Habersham Counties– This grant will be used as a matching savings fund for families upon their graduation from the program, $950.

Haven House– Funds will be used to pay for client needs such as medical care and prescriptions, birth certificates and identification, bus fare and gasoline, dead bolt locks for safety, motel stays, underclothes, and housing expenses, $950.

Fort Street Memorial UMC– Funds will assist with the provision of hot, healthy, and nutritious meals two days a week for 75-100 men, women, or children who identify as homeless or low income, $950.

Hart Interdenominational Ministry– Funds will be used to assist clients in providing a deposit on housing, $950.

Homestretch– Funds will be used toward the salary and benefits of one Family Coordinator who provides direct services to homeless families with children who are enrolled in the HomeStretch Supportive Housing Program, $950.

Jasper County Family Connection– This grant will provide weekend food for students experiencing homelessness, $950.

Mountain Top Boys Home– Funds will help offset the operating expenses of offering housing for boys in the residential program, $950.

MUST Ministries– Funds will provide resources to purchase supplemental food for the Loaves and Fishes Kitchen, $950.

NETworks Cooperative Ministry- Funds will be used for rental assistance through the emergency financial assistance program, $950.

Newborn UMC– Funds will assist in feeding people who are hungry and in need, $950.

Northeast Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter– Funds will assist with feeding and housing homeless veterans, $950.

Rivertown UMC– Funds will be used to supplement the food pantry at Rivertown UMC, $850.

Rock Spring UMC– Funds will be used to purchase food to feed 130 school children each weekend, $950.

St. Luke UMC– Funds will be used to purchase food for the needy in the community, $950.

Union Chapel UMC– funds will be used to assist families and individuals in meeting their basic needs; eg food, clothing, temporary housing, and other emergency assistance, $950.

United Methodist Children’s Home– Funds will be used to support the Family Housing Program, $950.