The Diocese of Southern Virginia makes Seeds of Hope grants to congregations and diocesan groups to begin or expand ministries for social and economic justice causes. The Seeds of Hope Grant Committee is pleased to award the following grants for 2019:
Grant will help Laundry Love provides free laundry service and homework help once a month in the Park Place neighborhood of Norfolk, as well as social events during the year.
St. James, Warfield
Grant will help provide food and materials for the Senior Citizens Outreach Program.
St. Paul's, Lawrenceville
Grant will help fund the Lifelong Learning for Grandparents Raising Children. Grandparents receive educational programming, and workshops are offered for children. The grant will also fund activities for dialysis patients.
St. Thomas, Freeman
Grant will help fund the Youth Empowerment Project, providing supplies, food and transportation for this educational program.
Latino Ministry on the Eastern Shore
Grant will help provide transportation and materials for the Dos Santos Support Groups for women, children and men, serving the Latino community on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
Jobs for Life class at St. Paul's, Newport News
Grant will help the Community Action Network, which serves the homeless and working poor, to create space for a library, conference and training room. St. Paul's also received a second grant to enable them to replace the chest freezer used by their feeding program.
Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach
Grant will provide support for the Manna Pantry Garden Project, in conjunction with the Girl Scout troop that meets at the church, to grow food for the church's pantry.
St. Martin's, Williamsburg
Grant will provide seed funds for Nests in the Shade: Homes for Our Neighbors, assisting homeless individuals and families to transition to permanent housing.
Mission of the Holy Spirit, Norfolk
Grant will help fund Bridging the Gaps, a weekly educational program for Mission families.