Sheltering Arms Announces 2015-16 Grantees, New Trustees and Board President

September 28, 2015

From The Sheltering Arms Foundation:

The Sheltering Arms Foundation announces a new round of its ongoing grantmaking partnership with Episcopal faith communities to serve Minnesota’s most vulnerable children. Three grants totaling $3,000 will support tutoring and youth activities, mentorship and case management, and a youth adventure camp. Created to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Sheltering Arms in 2008, the grants program recognizes the important role churches play in helping at-risk children increase their potential.

The Sheltering Arms Foundation invites proposal for small grants (up to $1,000) to Minnesota Episcopal faith communities supporting efforts in building potential for vulnerable children. SAF will support projects that help faith communities improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth and their families. This could be a program run by the faith community on behalf of its own children, should they fall into that category or a program doing outreach to families in need. The funds could also support advocacy efforts within the faith community on behalf of vulnerable children. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 1, 2016.

Grant guidelines are available by visiting their website at View the official press release Sheltering Arms Foundation announces 2015-16 slate of grantees, awards $455,000 to 40 Minnesota nonprofits serving children. View the Grantee Fact Sheet.

The Sheltering Arms Foundation is also pleased to announce that four women leaders have joined its board of trustees. The 2015-2016 class of trustees includes Julianne Brauninger of Minneapolis, MerLynne Rickgarn Byrne of Bloomington, Shelly Gill Murray of Minneapolis and May Ko Thao Yang of Oakdale. The foundation’s newly elected board president for fiscal year 2015-2016 is Ann Nerland of St. Paul, a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church who teaches Sunday school and volunteers in her Summit Hill neighborhood where she previously served on the environment committee and was a co-chair of the Summit Hill House Tour. View the official press release The Sheltering Arms Foundation Names New Trustees and Board President.