On December 15, 2016 ECM presented $345,000 in grants to 19 organizations and 10 parishes at the 15th Annual Grantee Reception.
ECM has been working diligently to build relationships between all of our grantees who are working for justice in our world. This was the 2nd time ECM brought together both Parish Partnership and Burgess Urban Fund grantees to the annual award luncheon. Wider Community Partnership grants are awarded in the spring and were not in attendance.
The Burgess Urban Fund was established in 1975 to support grassroots organizations in the Commonwealth working to engage communities to lead, organize and reach those affected by social injustice. The Fund recognizes that community organizing is an important process that develops power and capacity in solidarity with those in need.
ECM’s Parish-based grant program was established in 2012 to foster the participation of ministries in its roles as a more active agent of reconciliation and hope in a world that so desperately needs more of Christ’s body in action.
THE FOLLOWING 19 ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVED THESE GRANTS AS PART OF THE BURGESS URBAN FUND
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Asian American Resource Workshop
Boston Tenant Coalition
Brockton Interfaith Community
Chinatown Community Land Trust
Coalition for Social Justice
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
Dominican Development Center
Essex County Community Organization
Lynn United for Change
Matahari: Women’s Worker Center
MetroWest Worker Center
Muslim Justice League
Neighbors for a Better East Boston
United Neighbors of Fitchburg
Women Encouraging Empowerment
Youth Justice and Power Union
The following 10 Congregations received parish partnership grants
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans
common cathedral/Ecclesia, Boston
Grace Chapel, Brockton
Nuevo Amanecer , East Boston
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Holbrook
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Dorchester
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church , Lynn
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Boston
St. Thomas Episcopal Church/Common Ground: Center for Spiritual Practice, Taunton