Nevada church announces grant opportunity

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Harmony Clothing Closet of Nevada was an early recipient of an Endowment Grant from Memorial Lutheran. The church is inviting community groups to apply for grants that serve the overlooked and the neglected. Photo Contributed

The Ministry Endowment Board of Memorial Lutheran Church, Nevada, is seeking community project proposals. In 2019, the board will award $30,023 to creative and innovative projects that serve the community and world.

Since 2010, Memorial has awarded $316,888 in grants to local, national and international service projects such as a community garden, Kid’s Against Hunger, Matthew 25 House in Ames, Harmony Clothing Closet of Nevada, Raising Readers of Story County, Honduran Tools for Opportunity and Many Hands for Haiti.

“We have a bias for projects that serve the overlooked and the neglected,” chairperson Mary Pappas said. “We also value small projects, because they often bring big change.”

Grants come from Memorial Lutheran’s Endowment Fund, which receives “legacy gifts” from members and friends. The fund is designed to make grants each year to worthy projects in the congregation, in the Story County area and globally.

The deadline for 2019 applications is Friday, July 26, at noon (CDT). An electronic version of the application form is available by e-mail from Deacon Jodi Schuman at memluth@midiowa.net. Grants will be awarded on Sunday, Oct. 27.

For information, contact Pastor Myron Herzberg, at 515-382-6509.