Change Grants are substantial three-year grants given to community organizations who work toward social justice, with opportunities for direct involvement by Plymouth members in that work.
Change Grants: substantial three-year grants to community organizations working for social justice and long-term, systemic change, with opportunities for direct involvement by Plymouth members in that work.
We at believe that we are called by God to put our faith into action and to partner with others to create a more just society. Through the Change Grant partnership, we hope that the recipient organization will experience a dramatic change in what it is able to do and be for its constituents. We also hope that you, the members and friends of Plymouth Church, will have the opportunity to form deep relationships and stand with the grant recipient organization in times of service and advocacy, conversation and celebration.
Change Grant Recipients include:
Newest recipient* 2017 Lambert House: Serves LGBTQ Youth in the greater Seattle area. Grant funds will be used to hire new staff to develop resources and outreach for clergy and parents who have specifically reached out to Lambert House for guidance on supporting LGBTQ youth.
2015 Village of Hope (current recipient): 10+ year old anti-racism organization grounded in the African American community in White Center, West Seattle. Grant funds helped develop a model for white congregations to engage in anti-racist organizing in partnership with communities of color.
2013 Recovery Café: Serves women and men who have been traumatized by addiction, homelessness and mental health challenges. Grant allowed RC to document program in a manual, and start the Recovery Café Network to help implement the “Café” model in new locations.
2011 Mary’s Place: Serves women and their children who are experiencing homelessness. Funds supported Mary’s Place Day Center to foster organizational stability and build capacity for years to come.
2009 Casa Latina: Serves Latino immigrants in Seattle through the creation of educational and economic opportunities. Grant funds provided organizational support for their education, employment and leadership programs
Past Change Grant Recipient said of the Change Grant for Recovery Cafe:
“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,” said Rick Crawford, Associate Director of Resource Development, Recovery Cafe.
For additional information about Change Grants, please contact Joanie Stultz.
The deadline for the 2017 Change Grant has closed. Thank you to all organizations that applied.