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March 31st, 2020 is the deadline for applications for this cycle. 

Dream Offering Grant Program

 

 

Thanks to the generosity of Royal and Clarice Offer and their $1,000,000 estate gift in 2016, UCC Longmont established an on-going grant program in Spring of 2018. The Dream Offering Grant Program is intended to provide grants of arbitrary size and purpose to fulfill the dreams of the Congregation – often beyond the reach of traditional funding through the church budget. The program guidelines are outlined in three facets:

 

  • Dream Offering Grant Fund – the pool of funds initially seeded with the Offer Family gift, but open to further donations to perpetuate the program
  • Dream Offering Grant Team – a team of 5 Active or Associate Members elected on an annual basis to oversee the grant program and review/approve grants, typically three times per year. 
  • Dream Offering Grant Application – the method any 2 Active or Associate Members may apply for a grant to follow their dream to live out the Church’s mission.

A Letter from the Dream Offer Grant Committee


The Dream Offering Grant Team met this week. There were two requests for grants. One was from The Reentry Initiative in the amount of $10,000 which was granted. As prison additional releases are processed, there is a stepped up need for reentry services. 


The other was made by Kathy Von Hatten and Simon Von Hatten. Our first intergenerational request!  Their idea was  to purchase food from local restaurants (which desperately need the business) to distribute through the OUR Center to the clients they serve.  Win-win!  They were granted $6,000 which will be managed through the church budget.  The food will be bought from local restaurants, delivered to the OUR Center, and the bill will be paid by the church.


It is likely that these two requests will return to us as the needs in these times change and intensify.


To date, The Dream Offering Team has given out $105,520.00.  A little over 10% of the original amount given by Royal and Clarice Offer.  Our thanks to the recipients for the work they do and their creativity in doing the good work. The Team is required to meet 3 times per year.  But emergency requests have come in that have necessitated meeting more frequently.  If you know about a need or have an idea to meet a need that is an emergency, we can respond with the quickness required.  Applications can be found on the website.  Our next scheduled deadline is June 30, 2020.    


Also, Heather August will be stepping down from the Dream Offering Grant Team. So, there is a need for a new chair person.  If anyone would like to step up to fill this most rewarding job, or if you know someone who would be interested but is too shy to say anything,  please contact Diane Groff or the Church Office.


- The Dreaming Offer Grant Committee

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