Mission Giving and Outreach awarded sixteen grants this year (2021) for a total of $43,000, thanks to your generous contributions. The majority of the grants support Homeless Prevention and Housing in some way, as that was your top priority demonstrated in this year’s survey. The survey also registered Hunger, Abuse and Neglect, Mental Health, Human Rights, Refugee Support and Education.  Most organizations actually have programs which fall into more than one category, but their requests are often for one specific area. Here are our breakdowns for your information. We strive to be faithful to your wishes.

The grants for HOMELESS SUPPORT AND PREVENTION in varying amounts went to Habitat for Humanity, Homeward Pikes Peak, Partners in Housing, La Puente in Alamosa, and One Nation Walking Together.

In the area of HUNGER, we added a new mission, Food to Power, located in the Southeast part of Colorado Springs, plus Westside Cares, and Tri-Lakes Cares.

Our grants for MENTAL HEALTH AND NEGLECT went to Inside Out, The Place, Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance, Fostering Hope, The Assistance League and Finding our Voices.

Grants to support REFUGEES in our area went to Accompaniment and Sanctuary Coalition, and to Threesixty.

2021 Mission Giving & Outreach cycle HAS CLOSED.

Every year MG&O makes grants to a variety of non-profit organizations that work at the local, national or international level. Applications are reviewed by the committee and selected for fit with the Matthew mission statement and alignment with priorities identified through surveys of the Congregation.

Thank you to everyone who sent in an application.



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Then the righteous will answer Him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the King will answer them, “Truly, I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters, you did it to me.”

Matthew 25:37-40

The Mission Giving & Outreach Committee is comprised of church members, appointed by Church Council, who advocate for and support local, national, and worldwide organizations that serve the least of our brothers and sisters. This is done in two ways. First, MG&O allocates funds designated by Council from Mission Giving funds pledged by the Congregation. Second, MG&O supports various volunteer outreach opportunities in support of community needs. In keeping with our church’s vision, we fervently express the love of Christ through our words and actions both in our community and the wider world.