Outreach Grants

The Outreach Funding Ministry has launched the 2017 grant applications! The deadline to apply is Friday February 17th at 5 pm. The Outreach Funding Ministry seeks to respond to God’s call to serve those in need by providing financial support to agencies doing great work in our community. In 2016, we awarded a total of $36,300 to 9 groups. We expect to grant roughly the same amount of money this year. 

The objectives that Christ Church Grosse Pointe would like to support this year are:  

1. Families and children;

2. Education and educational opportunities;

3. Direct support to the sick or impoverished.

To apply: Please download the 2017 Grant Application form and send it to the Reverend Areeta Bridgemohan. You will be notified in April 2017 about the Outreach Funding Ministry's decision on your grant application. 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE: File2017_grant_application_form_fillable.docx

If you have any questions about applying for a grant or our Outreach Funding Ministry, please contact the Reverend Areeta Bridgemohan at 313-885-4841, ext. 121. 

2016 Grant Awards

Last year, the outreach funding ministry received a total of 23 applications for outreach funding. We awarded grants to 9 groups:

Agency Project Description Amount
Buckets of Rain Urban gardens in Detroit and Highland Park - growing food for shelters and low income community members $4,500
Crossroads Support for Crossroads Employment Program and Crossroads Parenting Support Program $4,500
Front Porch Funds will support an academic advocacy program; tutoring, school supplies and participate in other activities $3,000
Habitat for Humanity Funds will support house building activities and Habitat Detroit operations $5,300
Hope Community Outreach and Development Funds will support their 9th annual kids’ summer adventure day camp this year focusing on financial literacy/management and teamwork for youth entering grades 1-6 $4,500
Mariner's Inn Funds will support the Strengthening Families Program (SFP); parenting, child life skill building and family life skills $3,000
The Lakehouse Funds will support the Wellness and Social Activities as well as support groups for those affected by cancer $4,500
Ruth Ellis Funds will support the Family Acceptance Project, working with families to keep children safe, preserve families and promote acceptance and prevent long-term placement of LGBTQ children and youth in the child welfare system $4,500
Wellspring Funds will support the Academic and Youth Development Program serving 175 youth $2,500

In addition to these grants, we sent $14,212 to the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan for their water relief efforts in response to the Flint water crisis for our Easter Appeal. We also were able through the support of Fishbones to send over 500 gallons of water to Flint. 

City Year Detroit also received $6,875 from the Gifts and Greens fundraiser in 2015.

Thank you for helping us extend Christ’s love and to live into our baptismal call to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbours as ourselves.


Past Recipients

2015 Outreach Funding Grants:

  • Affirmations
  • Bishop Mayson Scholarships
  • Boots and Coats at St. Paul’s
  • Bound Together Pontiac
  • Buckets of Rain
  • Christ Church Grosse Pointe:  Youth Mini-Grants
  • Christ Church Grosse Pointe:  Youth Outreach (Gifts and Greens Recipient)
  • Church of the Messiah
  • Crossroads of Michigan
  • City Year Detroit (Gifts and Greens Recipient)
  • Front Porch
  • Habitat Grosse Pointe Partners
  • Mariner’s Inn
  • Berkley Divinity School
  • Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Ruth Ellis
  • Society for the Increase in the Ministry
  • Sustaining Pastoral Excellence
  • Youth Works
  • Wellspring

2014 Outreach Funding Grants:

  • Affirmations
  • Alternatives for Girls
  • Bishop Mayson Scholarship
  • Bound Together Pontiac
  • Buckets of Rain
  • Christ Church Youth Outreach (Gifts and Greens Recipient)
  • Church of the Messiah
  • Crossroads of Michigan
  • City Year Detroit (Gifts and Greens Recipient)
  • Five Talents
  • Habitat GP Partners
  • Lake House
  • Mariners Inn
  • Rector’s Discretionary Fund
  • Ruth Ellis Center
  • Services for Older Citizens
  • St. Francis Retreat
  • St. Paul Outreach (Elk Rapids)   
  • Vista Maria
  • Youth Works Detroit