The Sheltering Arms Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 recipients of its Caring for Minnesota’s Children grant awards, special grants through which Sheltering Arms can work in partnership with parishes to support their outreach programs serving needy children in their communities. Four congregations will receive grants of $1,000 each:
- Messiah Church in St. Paul will continue integrating Karen Refugee youth into the church’s youth program and youth activities.
- St. David’s Church in Minnetonka will provide tutoring, activities, games and supplies for children housed in the church as part of its homeless outreach program.
- St. George’s Church in St. Louis Park will buy back-to-school supplies for 30 low-income children as part of its partnership in the St. Louis Park Emergency Program Back-to-School Program.
- St. Mary’s Church in St. Paul will use the grant money to support their volunteer tutoring program, serving children at the Galtier Science & Mathematics Technology Magnet School.
The Foundation also announces the results of its regular annual round of grants – the financial support in 2012-2013 of 40 Minnesota nonprofits, an investment of $454,000 in programs that serve Minnesota’s most vulnerable children. Areas served by these 40 nonprofits include Brainerd, Duluth, Mankato, McGregor, Moose Lake, Northfield, Proctor, Rochester, and the Twin Cities metro area. The largest category supported this year is out-of-school time, with 23 nonprofits receiving a total of $252,000 for after-school and summer programs in communities across the state. The other 17 grants were awarded in the categories of early childhood care and education, and family support.