VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/23/13)—ABCUSA announces the fall awards for its Matthew 25 Grant. Each of the 37 active applicants received funding ranging from $500 to $5,000, with a total of $88,092 awarded. The Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, is funded by a generous donor whose goal is to help meet the needs of “housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate.”
Ministries funded include:
- Ministries providing weekend food for students on free or reduced lunch at school
- Food pantry needs, including fresh food items
- Co-pays and pharmacy bills for medication for homeless persons
- Creation and support of homeless shelters
- Refugee and immigrant support
- Prison ministries, including a ministry working to create a “culture of pardon” for ex-offenders
- Preschool scholarships for immigrant or impoverished children
- After school programs
- And much, much more
Awards for the Matthew 25 grant are made twice a year, in April and October, with application deadlines of March 1 and September 1. To view the guidelines and download the application form, click here.
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