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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR GRANTSEEKERS    February 17, 2004

Requests for funding are no longer being accepted.

As a result of an extensive planning and restructuring process, the Greenville Foundation has ended its grantmaking operations. The Greenville office in Sonoma, Ca., managed by Virginia Hubbell Associates, closed permanently on December 31st, 2003. This website (www.greenville-foundation.org) will remain active for an indefinite period of time.

Greenville profusely thanks all of the organizations that have applied for funding during the last 55 years. It has been a rewarding process of learning, involvement, and support. Many of the organizations that we funded have websites, listed on these pages: Education, Environment, Human & Social Issues, International, Religion, Other. Visit them and learn about their work.

Although the Greenville Foundation no longer makes grants, this page and the final grantmaking guidelines and instructions are available for your reference.

 

Introduction

Within the area of Religion, the Foundation attempts to increase the relevance and effectiveness of organized Christian ministry by providing meaningful opportunities to influence and support values, morality and compassionate service. The emphasis is on preparation for, or participation in, creative and/or non-traditional pastoral or lay ministries relative to contemporary societal needs in our increasingly complex and changing communities.

Religion Funding Interests

To achieve its goals, the Foundation supports Christian-based programs that demonstrate clearly articulated spiritual goals for their project. Those receiving funding may involve pilot programs, conferences, ecumenical cooperation or other approaches that successfully meet one or more of the following:


Religion Grants 2003

Arizona Ecumenical Council, Phoenix, AZ -- $13,000
To support a conference for Western state ecumenical councils to be held in Spring 2004 on understanding white power and their methods to attract youth.

Center for New Community, Chicago, IL -- $15,000
To support a project that works with the nation's religious and progressive community to provide information, training, and organizing assistance aimed at countering the growing anti-immigrant movement.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Portland, OR -- $15,000
To support "Bridging the Divide: The Role of Faith Communities in Environmental Conflict," a project to engage communities of faith in theological reflection and community dialogue to constructively address environmental conflict and clarify their role.

Interfaith Alliance of Idaho, Boise, ID -- $19,480
To support Faith Communities Building Our Future: Finding Common Group, a statewide project in Idaho which will bring together clergy, lay people and youth to begin to find common ground for working together on social justice issues and study the effect of fundamentalism upon mainstream faith groups and society.

Working Group, Oakland, CA -- $22,000
To support "The Kalispell Story," a PBS film and media-based anti-hate community action campaign that examines the dangerous divisions in Northwest Montana over environment, education and intolerance issues and will be used throughout the country to explore community based solutions to hate and violence.

Hollywood-Wilshire Cluster of Presbyterian Ministries, Los Angeles, CA - $5,000
To support "Youth Empowerment," a program to enhance the capacity of leadership to engage in collaborative cross-cultural ministry and culturally appropriate youth development.

Marin Interfaith Youth Outreach, San Rafael, CA - $20,000
To support the QUEST Program, a project that creates understanding among youth of diverse faiths and mutual cultures in Marin County.

Montana Association of Churches, Billings, MT - $15,000
To support Renewing the Public Church, an outreach program for churches and judicatories of Montana in outreach to rural communities experiencing severe economic decline and dislocation.

United Religions Initiative, San Francisco, CA - $17,000
To support the development of "Interfaith Peacebuilding Training Curriculum," an educational skill-building curriculum delivering methodologies for peacebuilding and conflict resolution between people of diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds to a global network of grassroots interfaith groups and global interfaith organizations.

Religion Grants 2002

Church of Mary Magdalene, Seattle WA - $15,000
To support the Mary's Place Center serving homeless women and children.

Faithful Fools Street Ministry, San Francisco CA - $13,200
To support and expand "Daily Accompaniment," a ministry of presence on the streets of San Francisco that addresses the problems of homelessness and poverty.

Idaho Voices of Faith for Human Rights, Inc., Boise ID - $8,000
To support a joint community organizing project between Idaho Voices of Faith for Human Rights and The Interfaith Alliance of Idaho to help 13 faith community groups to look at undoing oppression, dismantling racism, classism, sexism, hetersexism and other discriminatory behavior and biases.

Jubilee Consortium, Los Angeles, CA - $5,000
To support "Urban Summer," an 8-week summer internship program for 6-9 undergraduate college students interested in working in outreach ministries at parishes in low-income, inner city communities of Los Angeles, CA.

Pace e Bene Franciscan Nonviolence Center, Oakland, CA - $15,000
To support the expansion of "Transformative Nonviolence in the Mainline Denominations: From Violence to Wholeness," a program that provides spirituality and nonviolence training for leaders and members of Christian congregations in northern California and across the country.

Salt Lake Theological Seminary, Salt Lake City, UT - $10,000
To support "Strategic Campus Ministry," a campus outreach ministry program for the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City.

San Francisco Network Ministries, San Francisco, CA - $24,800
To support several different ministry programs that serve extremely poor urban residents in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.

United Methodist Presbyterian Campus Ministry at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT - $10,000
To support a peer ministry program that involves Montana State University students in personal, campus, community, church and societal transformation.

Washington Association of Churches, Seattle WA - $50,000
To support Phase III of "When Religions Teach Hate," an ecumenical/interfaith gathering to strengthen the inter-religious and ecumenical response to anti-Arab, anti-Semitic, and other racist hate activities in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Youth and Young Adult Ministries FA Protestant Episcopal Church Diocese of California San Francisco CA - $10,000
To support "Youth Ministry Academy," a young people's faith formation and citizenship enhancement program that places full-time, trained adult youth ministers into San Francisco congregations.

 

Religion Grants 2001

Bridge Ministries, Kirkland, WA - $10,000
To support the Chaplain Ministry's work toward full participation of persons with disabilities into the life of the church and into society.

Center for New Community, Chicago, IL - $15,000
To support the Building Democracy Initiative, a project that educates religious leaders about theologically motivated hate groups and effective counter responses to hate group activity.

Cook College & Theological School, Inc., Tempe, AZ - $10,000
To support the education and credentialing of five Native American lay leaders to become lay pastors in any of six mainline denominations where these denominations no longer have a presence.

The Community Churches of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT - $17,500
To support Ecumenical Vision and Interfaith Cooperation, a project that develops and strengthens ecumenical vision and interfaith cooperation throughout the state of Utah.

Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund, Washington, DC - $10,000
To support an outreach program for activists of faith in Northern California and Pacific Northwest who minister to members of Congress and their staff on peace and justice issues.

Marin Interfaith Youth Outreach, San Rafael, CA - $15,000
To support Quest: Education, Diversity and Spirituality, a program that provides conflict resolution, diversity training and interfaith/cross cultural events for youth in Marin County, CA.

Montana Association of Churches, Billings, MT - $17,500
To support Renewing the Public Church, a statewide program that seeks to enlist and equip congregations and individuals as advocates for and partners with people in poverty.

National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States, New York, NY - $14,000
To support a program that develops leadership to build healthy communities amid religious diversity through intensive experimental consultations in five locations in the U.S., in partnership with local ecumenical organizations.

New Mexico Conference of Churches, Albuquerque, NM - $25,000
To support a part-time coordinator for "Standing Together as Communities for Human Dignity and Respect" a statewide network of faith and secular communities focused on responding to acts of intolerance and intimidation by organizing direct support for those who have been targeted.

St. Justin Education Fund for Los Angeles, Inc., In Touch Leadership Project, Los Angeles, CA - $10,000
To support the acquisition of high impact development and public relations tools needed to attract volunteers and donors to our unique vocational education and Christian leadership training program.

Seattle University, Seattle, WA - $25,000
To support the School of Theology & Ministry Liturgical Institute's Summer Pilot Program, for the study and teaching of ecumenical liturgy and its practice in public religious services.

Zuni Avenue Bike Club / Zuni Peace Center of Shalom Mennonite Fellowship, Tucson, AZ - $11,500
To support the Zuni Avenue Bike Club a project that provides a place for latch key and at-risk youth to connect with adults in the Corbett neighborhood of Tucson, AZ.

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Religion Grants 2000

Arizona Ecumenical Council, Phoenix, AZ - $10,000
"Uniting Congregations and Communities for Youth Development," an initiative to equip congregations and communities in Arizona to build essential developmental assets in youth.

Bethany Community Church, Tempe, AZ - $10,000
For the "You're Not Alone" Conference for pastors and missionaries whose kids use drugs.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc., Washington, D. C. - $15,000
To support a training program to assist religious people in Zagreb, Croatia to develop civil society initiatives related to justice and reconciliation.

Church Council of Greater Seattle, Seattle, Washington, $15,000
To support the Youth Chaplaincy Program in expanding its pastoral care ministry within the King County Juvenile Detention Center by creating collaborative partnerships with organizations serving incarcerated youth to include a specific spiritual formation component and make the Youth Chaplaincy Program an integral part of all service to youth in the Juvenile Detention Center.

Cornell University - Religious Studies Program, Ithaca, NY - $13,250
To support the attendance of youth leaders and clergy at a conference on hate movement violence at Cornell University in November of 2000.

Disciples Seminary Foundation, Claremont, CA - $15,000
To establish a Certificate of Ministry Studies Program in Southern California for lay pastors and lay leaders of racial ethnic faith communities without formal theological training.

Donaldina Cameron House, San Francisco, CA - $15,000
To support the Youth Leadership Training program that offers Christian Leadership development for Asian youth, teens, and young adults.

Faithful Fools Street Ministry, San Francisco, CA - $8,000
In support of a project to conduct ten street retreats in the year 2000 in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.

Interfaith Center, New York, NY - $15,000
To support Millenium World Peace summit of Religious Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations.

Neighborhood Ministries, Inc, Phoenix, AZ - $15,000
Salary support for the first Development position within Neighborhood Ministries' holistic ministry to poor and distressed families in the inner city of Phoenix, AZ.

Pace e Bene Nonviolence Center FA, Franciscan Friars Province of St. Barbara, Berkeley, CA $16,750
To support From Violence to Wholeness Leadership Development Program, a culturally diverse advanced training team of clergy and laity that trains other adult and youth trainers, promoters and facilitators in the spirituality and practice of active nonviolence.

Samaritan Counseling Center of So. Oregon, Medford, OR - $10,000
Partners for Health, a southern Oregon project of doctors and behavioral health care providers who will work together to develop a system of healthcare that takes into account a person's spiritual health as well as their physical and emotional well being.

Washington Association of Churches DBA Montana Association of Churches, Seattle, WA - $50,000
Second part of a two-part 13-state collaborative initiative to combat the misuse of Scripture that leads to intolerance, extremism, and abuse of human rights, and to help equip and empower local churches as voices of faith to counter theologies of bigotry.

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Religion Grants 1999

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, Seattle, WA - $20,000
To support an educational video aimed at preventing teen dating violence.

Church Council of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA - $15,000
To support "Youth Chaplaincy Program" in developing a new church-based program that offers mentoring, educational opportunities and job skills training to youth transitioning from the King County Youth Detention Center back to their home neighborhood in one of three areas of King County, Washington.

City Impact, Oxnard, CA - $10,000
To support "Changing Odds Through Education and Evangelism," an effort to train Latino, African American and lay leaders in urban ministry and theological education in Ventura, Santa Barbara and West Los Angeles.

Donaldina Cameron House, San Francisco, CA - $10,000
To support the Youth Leadership Program which provides faith-based leadership development for Asian youth and teens in San Francisco.

Earth Ministry, Seattle, WA - $15,000
To support "Simpler Living Compassionate Life Project," which provides training for pastors, priests, and lay leaders on issues of lifestyle change, eco-justice, and compassionate living.

Hispanic Ministry Center, Santa Ana, CA - $10,000
To support "Kidworks," a youth and neighborhood development program operating in three community centers in Santa Ana and Garden Grove neighborhood churches.

Marin Interfaith Homeless Chaplaincy, San Rafael, CA - $12,000
To support "Two-Way Street," an effort to increase understanding between homeless people and congregations in Marin County that encourages faith communities to assist the homeless.

Montana Association of Churches, Billings, MT - $25,000
To support a 13-state initiative to combat the misuse of Scripture that leads to intolerance, extremism, and abuse of human rights, and, to help equip and empower local churches as voices of faith to counter theologies of bigotry.

Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, Seattle, WA - $30,000
To support a new program serving 34 community-based human rights tasks forces in Idaho and Washington, providing hands-on assistance in community organizing, public awareness education, and monitoring of hate group activity.

St. Justin Education Fund for Los Angeles, Inc. DBA In Touch Leadership Project, Claremont, CA -
To expand "In Touch," a church-based urban leadership training program serving young adult mentors and their students.

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Religion Grants 1998

Arizona Ecumenical Council, Phoenix, AZ - $10,000
To support "Uniting Congregations and Communities for Youth Development Program," a program designed to equip Christian congregations and communities throughout the State of Arizona to build developmental assets in youth.

Bread for the World Institute, Washington, DC - $6,700
To support the convening of seminary deans, faculty, and students from throughout the world, to plan a new systematic anti-hunger advocacy outreach program for seminarians and pastoral ministers.

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, Seattle, WA - $15,000
To develop an educational video for teenagers world- wide that is aimed at preventing teen date violence.

Center for Urban Ministry, San Diego, $5,000
Seed funding for a new pastoral multicultural program which will serve the poor in San Diego County.

Montana Association of Churches, Billings, MT - $15,000
Continuing support for "Christian Witness for Humanity," a program addressing human rights issues and confronting extremism by organizing within mainline Christian denominations.

National Public Radio, Washington, DC - $10,400
Continuing support for the Religion Unit which is dedicated to reporting on religion in American society and societies around the world.

New City Parish, Inc., Los Angeles, CA - $13,900
To support the expansion of an Inner-Youth Education Initiative which provides academic tutoring, instruction in computer literacy, and role model character-building in a church-based environment, for youth from low-income and poor families in Los Angeles and Inglewood, California.

Seattle University, Seattle, WA - $10,000
Toward the purchase of library resources and theological studies materials to meet the needs of the non-Catholic student population in the newly established Institute for Ecumenical Theological Studies.

Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA - $10,000
To support the Expansion Initiative at the Youth Reach Out Center, an educational and counseling support program which provides services for at-risk youth in south Seattle.

Zuni Christian Reformed Church, Zuni, NM - $15,000
Toward continuing support of "Upward Vision," a youth ministry program serving youth 10-18 years of age who live on the Zuni Indian Reservation.

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Religion Grants 1997

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, CA - $15,000
To support "Communities of Salt and Light," a program of parish social justice education and organizing in Sonoma County and the six-county region of The Roman Catholic diocese of Santa Rosa.

City Impact, Oxnard, CA - $14,500
To support "Changing the Odds Through Education and Evangelism," an intensive effort to train indigenous Latino and African American Pastors and lay leaders for urban ministry in high risk neighborhoods in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and West Los Angeles counties.

Earth Ministry, Seattle, WA - $15,000
Toward an outreach program that helps both church-members and the non- churched to explore Christian values relating to creation, to work to shape their own lives to be more congruent with their values, and to understand the larger societal impacts of daily lifestyle choices.

Marin Interfaith Homeless Chaplaincy, San Rafael, CA- $10,000
To support "Chaplaincy Enrichment Project," which provides training for homeless Chaplain's Assistants, and enhanced opportunities for training of and involvement by volunteers committed to bringing a spiritual presence to and/or developing relationships with Marin County's homeless residents.

Multifaith AIDS Projects (MAPS), Seattle, WA - $10,000
Toward hiring a fund development officer to diversify and increase the funding base of MAPS in Seattle, Washington.

National Public Radio, Washington, DC - $7,000
Toward staff salary support of NPR's Religion Unit which is heard by over nine million listeners weekly on 500 non commercial radio stations.

Presbyterian Church of the Roses, Santa Rosa, CA - $7,500
For "That All May Worship - Remodeling Our Hearts and Minds," a one-day interfaith conference for clergy and persons with disabilities designed to move congregations from concern only for accessing physical space to true spiritual embrace and the creation of welcoming houses of worship for all people.

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Religion Grants 1996

Cal Aggie Christian Association, Davis, CA - $7,500
Toward a project in which university students provide outreach and support to at-risk teens for the purpose of encouraging the development of personal morals and values in youth.

California Council of Churches FA Northern California Ecumenical Council, Sacramento, CA - $15,000
Toward a 5-year initiative that will educate the state's religious community on the root causes of violence and develop models of congregation-based violence prevention work with at-risk youth.

Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence, Seattle, WA - $11,950
Toward the costs involved with the production and distribution of a video addressing the religious issues that arise for victims of domestic violence.

City of Refuge United Church of Christ FA Ark of Refuge, San Francisco, CA - $7,000
Toward Hands on Heart Ministry, a San Francisco Tenderloin outreach ministry program involving community worship, peer counseling, education and life skills training that serves youth, substance abusers, indigent/homeless and low-no income needy persons.

Landberg Center for Health and Ministry, San Francisco, CA - $7,250
Toward a project that will foster value based dialogue and integration of morals among 7th and 8th grade urban youth.

Montana Association of Churches, Billings, MT - $12,000
Toward developing, in Montana and the Western United States, congregational and community programming on the topics of extremism and Christian Identity theology, with the goal of building "hate-proof" communities.

Neighborhood Ministries, Phoenix, AZ - $10,000
Toward costs of hiring a Hispanic youth leader to provide pastoral care, mentoring, and leadership development to urban, low-income ethnic 7th-12th graders in Phoenix.

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Religion Grants 1995

Church of Mary Magdalene, Bellevue, WA - $11,000
Support toward an ecumenical, spiritual and therapeutic program for women who are homeless, drug or alcohol-addicted, and suffering from mental illness.

Hispanic Association of Bilingual Bicultural Ministries, Pasadena, CA - $10,000
Funding in support of "Hispanic Youth Challenge," a national youth leadership training program that aims to promote the spiritual and educational advancement of second- and third-generation Hispanic youth who are born and raised in this country and who speak English as their primary language.

Immaculate Heart College Center, Los Angeles, CA - $10,000
Funding to expand the "Women Doing Faith-Based Social Analysis" program, which brings together women from diverse cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and denominations for a one- week program that provides cross-cultural training in the method of faith-based social analysis.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Dana Point, CA - $5,000
Continuing support for the "Los Angeles Urban Project" in which college interns live and work in communities in poverty, developing leadership experience and applying their personal Christian faith within the context of these communities.

National Public Radio, Washington, DC - $12,000
Support of NPR's Religion Unit to enable expanded coverage of religion and a systematic change in the way the media cover religion and faith, and to raise awareness of the importance of religion in American life.

Zuni Christian Reformed Church, Zuni, NM - $10,000
Funding toward "Upward Vision," a community youth ministry project aimed at impacting the social, behavioral and spiritual needs of youth, ages 11-17, who live on the Zuni Reservation.

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Religion Grants 1994

Bayshore Christian Ministries, East Palo Alto, CA - $10,000
Funding for "Teenworks `94-`95," an after-school academic enrichment and spiritual guidance program serving at-risk junior-high students in the East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park communities.

Central California Ministries, Madera, CA - $12,500
Support for "Operation: Project Serve," an interdenominational Christian youth service project that provides Christian outreach focused on community service, leadership development and spiritual support for youth of the central California Valley.

Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - $15,000
Continued funding toward a hospital chaplaincy program and for coordination of chaplain services that are provided to poor residents being treated in a large county hospital located in Watts.

The Way Out Ministries, Inc., Hawaiian Gardens, CA - $14,500
Support for salaries for two seminary interns to do counseling with inner-city youth.

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