2018 Social Justice Grant Recipients

The Community of St. Peter Social Justice Committee is pleased to report that we have awarded three $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.

The 2018 Grant recipients are:

  1. COAR Peace Mission – Community of Oscar Arnulfo Romero. The entire $3000 grant from CSP will be used to provide dental exams, dental cleaning and dental surgery to the boys and girls living in full time foster care at COAR Children’s Village in El Salvador.
  2. HOLA Ohio – Grant will be used to assist with funding case worker position to manage donations and array of services to the diverse needs of the Latino community. Using a community organizing model, HOLA hosts monthly meetings in farm worker communities across Northeast Ohio to inform and educate the community, provide access to speakers, including health care specialists, employers, law enforcement, immigration attorneys and more.
  3. InterReligious Task Force on Central America – Grant will help fund immigration advocacy efforts to include – education in public and private high schools and colleges; leadership and nonviolence training for those interested in leading immigrant rights campaigns; legislative advocacy.