In keeping with our mission, the Society for Community Work gives grants, ranging in value from $250 to $5,000, to organizations in the community who provide services in keeping with our values. The Committee receives grant requests in the spring; recommendations regarding who should receive the grants are approved by the membership at the annual meeting in May. The grants are distributed the following year, usually starting in January. Every organization which applies for a grant must provide certain documentation: proof of their nonprofit status, annual budget and expenditure reports, and the annual report or a detailed description of their activities. The Committee seeks to provide funding to several different categories of organizations: services for woman and children, arts activities, homeless services, services for the elderly, and medical services. This year, we were pleased to add an organization providing services to prisoners and an organization providing ecologically related services. In making our selection, we consider the need for the services provided, the uniqueness of the service, and the amount of difference receiving a small grant would make to the organization.
In 2012-2013, the Society for Community Work is pleased to provide grants to:
Beyond the funding provided by the budget, donations are received to support grants. We are very grateful to our generous members for this extra funding.