Partnering through Grants & Service
Church of the Holy Communion, through its Endowment Fund, is blessed to provide Grants to various organizations. In the areas of Poverty, Healthcare, Community, Education, and Hospitality, we committ annually to extending funds to a broad group of recipients with whom we are in partnership. Our 2012 Grant Partners are:
Alzheimer’s Day Services
The mission of Alzheimer's Day Services of Memphis, Inc., is to help persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders live their lives with dignity and respect while providing relief to their caregivers and support for their families. The daily cost for each individual in need is over $80 a day; they ask most families to pay only $30 per day.
Builds a community of leaders to advance racial, economic, educational and environmental justice. BRIDGES’ flagship program, Bridge Builders, has two key goals: (1) increased diversity appreciation, leadership, and civic engagement within our youth and (2) tangible positive change within the Memphis community.
Christ Community Health Services
Provides high quality health/dental care to the underserved in the context of a distinctively Christian service. They have 6 health clinics, 3 dental clinics, 3 pharmacies & mobile health clinics located in the poorest communities of Memphis.
Church Health Center
The Church Health Center seeks to reclaim the Church's biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits. Their ministries provide healthcare for the working uninsured and promote healthy bodies and spirits for all.
CHC Summer Basketball League
Provides access to organized basketball opportunities for individuals 10-17 years old from across Memphis, many of whom have never had access to coaches/mentors or been on formal teams that have participated in summer league programs. The league provides an open gym for practicing, coaching and managing of drills/practice, food and uniforms.
Community Alliance for the Homeless
Purpose is to end homelessness in Memphis & Shelby County by effective community practices. In collaboration with Mayor A C Wharton, Jr., and Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr., they are asking local churches to join a Faith-Based Partnership and for each to end homelessness for one family. A team of mentors will help the families with financial literacy, parenting, relationship building and overall community support.
Emmanuel Episcopal Center
To educate and empower at-risk youth and adults through Christian ministry so that they are elevated out of poverty and become productive citizens. Area served is the youth and adults of Foote Homes public housing communities and the surrounding 38126 zip code area, which is the 3rd poorest zip code in the nation.
The mission of Hope House is to improve the quality of life for HIV-impacted children and their families by addressing the educational, psychological, emotional and health needs. Since medication is better and parents have more energy with fewer appointments, and fewer children are born HIV-positive, Hope House has transitioned to providing early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years as a way to combat the achievement gap for impoverished children.
Memphis School of Servant Leadership
Their ministry and work in the community brings together people from diverse backgrounds in a covenant life of study, reflection and service. Class participants represent a number of denominations across the city from Downtown to Germantown & seminarians from TN, AR, KY, MS and AL.
Memphis Union Mission
Ministers to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of men and women who are homeless or destitute. Provides various emergency services to the homeless, which include emergency shelter, clothing, hygiene and three meals every day.
Mid-South Food Bank
Mission is to fight hunger through efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food and through education and advocacy. They serve 332 charitable feeding programs at 227 agencies in 31 counties in West TN, North MS and East AR. These include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, seniors and youth feeding programs, rehabilitation and residential programs.
MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association)
Broad-based professional, community-wide, non-profit agency serving more than 55,000 people a year. Vision is to unite our diverse community to address the challenges of poverty; and its mission is to engage the community to sustain the independence of seniors, transform the lives of families in crisis, and equip teens for success.
Richland Elementary Educational Fund (REEF)
The purpose of REEF is to provide funding for areas that are not covered under the normal school budget. Richland is not a "Title 1 School"; therefore, it does not have access to additional state school funds to assist at-risk students. Money raised pays for the salaries of 2 tutors that daily assist Richland's Elementary students who are less than proficient readers.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School
Serves 270 students, grades 6-8 and 9-12 day/boarding. Their student population includes children of the faculty and staff of the University of the South, children of seminarians at the University's School of Theology, and children seeking college preparatory education in the Episcopal tradition.
St. Mary’s Episcopal School
St. Mary's provides almost $1 million annually in financial aid to families who cannot afford full tuition. They are committed to having a diverse student body that brings girls from all walks of life together, believing that socioeconomic diversity strengthens the school by creating a community reflective of the world we live in. This year 21% of the student body received financial aid.
Samaritan Counseling Centers
Therapists who are well trained, theologically informed, certified and licensed provide a quality healing ministry of confidential, compassionate and affordable mental health care, crisis intervention, counseling and education for individuals, couples, families, clergy, congregations and other related organizations of the Mid-South without regard to religious affiliation or any form of discrimination.
Seamen’s Church Institute
Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Seamen's Church Institute is the nation's largest maritime welfare organization that cares for the personal, professional and spiritual needs of mariners around the world.
Serves impoverished youth in Memphis by unconditionally representing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Streets Ministries provides education programs at their downtown site and has a specific focus on college preparation through a five-week college prep program known as the Summer Institute.
The Neighborhood School
Seeks to break the cycle of poverty by breaking the cycle of incarceration, teen pregnancy, and school drop outs. The school has programs that are customized to meet the needs of day-scholars and provides a unique boarding school experience for students who would be best served by a more comprehensive educational experience.
University Council of Congregations Food Pantry
Provides food to people who are experiencing an emergency. They serve people in several ZIP codes around St. Luke's United Methodist Church and families sent to them by MIFA. They are considered an overflow pantry for MIFA and operate under MIFA rules.
West Tennessee Haiti Partnership
The purpose of the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership is to bring hope and healing to the desperately poor children of St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.