Serving others we can change the world and one another. Plymouth grants and major mission projects make a significant difference in Seattle, around the world and in our own lives.
Meeting needs in our community and world, Plymouth Church's granting programs and major mission projects reflect a strong tradition of social innovation and advocacy for social change.
Plymouth dedicates 24% of its annual pledges to community service and social action and funds long-term major mission projects formally adopted by the congregation. Remaining balance is available for grants, administered by Plymouth Community Service and Social Action (CSSA) Board. In response to congregational input, the CSSA Board developed a grant approach to create long-term change in the world, while supporting an array of community needs and maintaining previous commitments to core ministries including Village of Hope, Plymouth Healing Communities, Mary's Place and Recovery Cafe.
Rick Crawford, Associate Director of Resource Development for Recovery Cafe says, “Plymouth's Change Grant was the investment we needed to share our community of loving accountability with groups across the United States looking for a way to respond to the addiction epidemic in their cities and towns. We used the grant to document our program and launch the Recovery Cafe Network as the tool to nurture groups starting Recovery Cafes. The Plymouth Change Grant was the boost we needed to promote our model as a loving supportive response to those women and men struggling with homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges."
These advocacy programs enable our congregation to be open to God’s transforming spirit through service and connection with others, within our community and world.
The CSSA board is currently reviewing applications and anticipates a selection to be made in September, 2017. Watch the website for announcement. Thank you to all who applied.