Outreach Financial Update
To date, Outreach has distributed $73,000 in program funding.
The source of Outreach funds is the parishioners of St. John’s. During the very thorough St. John’s budget process that takes place from October to December, the Vestry allocates a specific amount to Outreach. In 2023, that amount was a generous $50,000. Additionally, a small amount comes in as independent contributions directed specifically to Outreach. The Vestry also allocates a budget of $16,000 for the Day Camp. The St. Matthias Fellowship does direct fundraising for their work, as St. Matthias School’s needs are more significant than the Church's budget can currently accommodate, which is supplemented by a $5,000 grant from the Outreach budget.
The Outreach Committee meets once a month to review grants, consider new requests and hear from Committee members about their visits and conversations in the field.
Currently, we are making grants to about 18 organizations varying in size from $1,500 to $7,000. The Committee performs due diligence by reviewing 990’s and speaking regularly with each organization’s leadership.