2023 Grant Program Rewards
The Episcopal Church of St. Mary Magdalene & St. Martin is pleased to announce our 2023 grants to non-profits serving Northen Broward County. In 2022, Sts. MM&M began a program to award grants to non-profits who meets special needs in North Broward County community. The goal is to help enhance the dignity and quality of life of indiduals and families in North Broward County. The Episcopal Church of St. Mary Magdalene & St. Martin, located in Coral Springs, Florida offers grants ranging from, but not limited to $1,000 to $20,000. The primary requirement is that funds must be used toward work to be carried out in northern Broward County, or the area north of Commercial Blvd. and south of the Broward/Palm Beach County line.
Every year the Grant Committee decides areas of focus that the grants should support. In 2023, the grant committee's focus is non-profits that focus in the following areas:
- At-risk youth programs and children's services
- Adult services
- Survivors of MSD
- The arts
Our 2023 reward recipients are:
$5,000 Coral Springs Museum of Art
The museum provides art and culture programming in North Broward and has been in existence for 25 years. The grant would fund the technology needed to provide digital art classes for children. The City of Coral Springs does not fund such expenses.
$10,000 Heart 2 Heart Outreach of South Florida
Heart 2 Heart provides meaningful companionship for seniors through its CARE program. The grant monies will be used to provide training for volunteers and provide support for seniors who are suffering from social isolation, which is an epidemic in our country. 90% of seniors report feeling less lonely and isolated because of this program.
LifeNet4Families is an organization that is dedicated to tackling hunger, food insecurity, and homelessness in Broward County. The agency provides meals, a food pantry and community kitchen for people affected by homelessness. The grant monies will be used to increase daily meal servings for homeless individuals and families.
$15,000 ScentsAbility – the IDDeal Foundation
ScentsAbility Candles provides workplace opportunities, adaptive job training and a purposeful day to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The grant funding will provide a new program, Empower Ability, the materials, course development, and technology to provide hands-on job training using adaptive tools and processes for I/DD adults.
$10,000 Tomorrow’s Rainbow
Tomorrow’s Rainbow was founded in 2005 and provides grief support for children and families. The organization uses a unique approach using horses with facilitated peer support groups. The grant funding will provide grief services for children and their families with twice-monthly peer-facilitated support groups, therapeutic horsemanship, art, and play to help them heal from their loss.
$10,000 Broward Children's Center
Broward Children’s Center (BCC) provides quality programs to infants, children, and young adults who are developmentally disabled and/or medically fragile through a continuum of services designed to meet the needs of children and their families. Their Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) is a licensed childcare facility located in Pompano Beach, Florida. Our highly experienced staff delivers advanced skilled nursing care up to 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, for medically fragile and/or technologically dependent individuals – ages 21 and younger. This grant will build a new playground area that is useable by all their children.