The goal of Mission Tithe Council Grants was to foster and expand congregationally based global mission relationships in the Diocese of Massachusetts. The program was an initiative of the Together Now Campaign and the final grants were awarded at Diocesan Convention 2015. Recipients of Mission Tithe Council Grants were engaged in mission partnerships outside the geographic boundaries of the diocese, with a hands-on component and intentional mutuality.
Allocated Mission Tithe Council Grants include:
• $150,000 to the Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem: $80,000 to equip a new training kitchen at the Episcopal Technological and Vocational Training Center in Ramallah and $70,000 for the Diocese of Jerusalem's health care ministry initiatives;
• $25,000 in 2012 to Be the Change Kenya, a leadership training organization serving the needs of impoverished children, in partnership with St. Mark's Church in Burlington;
• $25,000 in 2013 to Foundation Cristosal in El Salvador, in partnership with St. Paul's Church in Newburyport, for the organization's work with marginalized communities, Central American governments and the international community to strengthen the ability of the poor to act for justice and development; and
• $25,000 in 2014 to El Hogar Ministries, which partners with the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, among others, and provides housing and schools for abandoned and poverty-affected children in Honduras; and
• $25,000 in 2015 to the Maranyundo School in Rwanda, in partnership with Trinity Church in Concord, to build a new high school for girls.
Questions may be directed to Laura Walta, Program Director for Global Mission, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 422.