Out of 12 grant applicants, the Art Walters Grant funded 8 for a total of $48,000.00. The following are a sample of those grants.
An observation by the committee was that none of these grants were from UUCL congregants or committees. We hope in the future that individuals and committees of UUCL apply for grants. If you need help please reach out to any of the members of the Walters Grants Committee.
The Edible Classroom. Beth Horst. Beth runs a summer program for school children in growing gardens. Students learn how to plant, care for, and eat their gardens. Recently highlighted in the LancasterNewspapers. Awarded $6770
Diversifying Doulas Initiative. Cherise Hamblin. Doulas provides emotional support and education, to help women have memorable and empowering birthing experiences. Awarded $8,000.
Ambassadors for Hope, Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents. Mary Glazier. This grant provides supplemental assistance to Family Services Advocate and expands the number of children who receive needed services. Awarded $5,000.
Saca’s Tec Centro. Carlos Grupera. Provide three scholarships to attend Tec Centros training programs in HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical etc. Awarded $10,500
Others include: Milagro House, Dana Myers awarded $8000; Arborplace, Derrick Burch awarded $5000; Welcome Mural Project, Lancaster City and Church World Services awarded $4000; Homeward Bound Delivery Service, Ephrata Public Library, Will Caverly, awarded $1000.