2017 Social Justice Grant Recipients

Community of Saint Peter 2017 Social Justice Grants

The Community of St. Peter Social Justice Committee is pleased to report that we have awarded four $3000 grants to non-profit organizations whose work compliments the mission and values of our Community.

Grantees were selected based on their commitment to needs of vulnerable people, the demonstrated overall impact and effectiveness of their work, the clarity and justification of the request for support and a clear description of how they will evaluate the outcomes of their grant.

The Social Justice Committee would like to thank all Community members who nominated programs for whom they are passionate about the mission and vision of the organization. Our limited resources did not permit us to fund all the requests we received from those doing God’s work in our communities.

This year’s grantees are as follows:

  1. Cleveland State University Foundation: funded for the Lift Up Vikes Program This department provides dignified and compassionate case management and monetary support to low income and homeless students who struggle to meet the basic human needs of food, clothing and housing for themselves and their families, as they strive to earn their college degree.
  2. Friends Helping Friends: Fairview Park, Ohio: funded for general support This organization is a collaboration of friends and neighbors on the Westside of Cleveland who identify the need to help families through unexpected episodes where they cannot afford such things as emergency home repairs, illnesses, or other unforeseen situations that tax their resources. Our grant will support the organization’s Infrastructure by helping to update their database and software systems which will allow them to track donations and link to their accounting systems.
  3. Joseph’s Home: Cleveland, Ohio: funded for general support This organization provides high quality housing and medical respite care for homeless men. Residents of the program receive meals, housing, medical supervision and healthcare and behavioral health case management as they recover form an acute illness and/or hospitalization. In addition Joseph’s Home provides art therapy and help in finding permanent supportive housing after their discharge from the program.
  4. Malachi House: Cleveland, Ohio: funded for general support The organization serves terminally ill poor and/or homeless people. They provide end-of- life care and support, housing, 24 hour medical support services, and complimentary therapies, in conjunction with hospice care. All services are provided at no cost to the clients or their families.