Grace Place for Children and Families will use the award for the purchase of a commercial-quality food storage shelving and tables for their new and expanded food pantry space. They are an education center but they also provide social services through their food pantries. “Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world,” (Nelson Mandela) and according to Dave Tobiasz, “that is what Grace Place is and that is who they are.”
Amigos En Cristo’s award will improve their capacity to provide spiritual services to the Hispanic community.
David Lawrence Center’s award will provide interpretation services such as sign language for individuals and families needing professional care for mental health problems.
Hope Seeds is all about planting a seed and saving a soul and their award will fund the Widow’s Seed project in Uganda. According to Hope Seeds they have distributed 10 million packets of seeds all over the world since they started.
Lutheran Hour Ministries award will fund Mission Outreach in the Middle East and North Africa via a new television program that will be launched in partnership with SAT-7 from a base in Cairo, Egypt. In 2016, they reached 70 million people through their weekly programs.
Marco Lutheran Outreach Board’s grant will fund “Summer of Outreach”, a multi-step project to reach out to the fulltime residents of Marco Island and better acquaint them with both the Marco Lutheran Church and their mission.
Mission Central’s grant will support the work of missionary Krista Young, a dedicated missionary in E. Africa.
Protected Harbor’s grant will fund the purchase of bed linens, bath towels and other basic housewares for the residents of a new group home.
St. Matthew’s House’s grant will help expand Justin’s Place Discipleship Program.
World Gospel Outreach’s award will fund a mentor couple in Honduras, where they will help care for and nurture 40 children from backgrounds of abuse and abandonment.
Concordia Seminary’s grant will help fund a student’s theological studies at the Seminary.
Inspired Learning Center’s grant will fund the purchase of 500 NIV Bibles for students at Collier County High Schools.
Providence House’s grant will fund child care assistance to the mothers at Providence House so they can work and continue their path to self-sufficiency.