Neighbors in Need Grant Recipients

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Grant Recipients for Fall 2013


AHM Youth and Family Services, Inc.
Connecticut Conference
Bethel United Church of Christ
Illinois South Conference
Brazilian Immigrant Center
Connecticut Conference
Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice (BOLD Justice)
Florida Conference 
Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice
Ohio Conference
Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa
Iowa Conference 
Christian Outreach Program Emergency C.O.P.E.
Illinois South Conference
Church of the Savior, UCC
Southeast Conference
Colchester Community Food Shelf Inc.
Vermont Conference
Community Empowerment Fund
Southern Conference
Encanto Community Church
Southwest Conference
Equality State Policy Center
Rocky Mountain Conference
Everett United Church of Christ (Dinner Bell Soup Kitchen)
Pacific Northwest Conference
Faith United Church of Christ
Penn Central Conference
Farmworker and Lanscaper Advocacy Project
Illinois Conference
First Congregational Church of Danbury, UCC - Homeless Overflow Shelter ADA facilities
Connecticut Conference
First Congregational Church of Flagstaff
Southwest Conference
First Congregational UCC, San Bernardino, Food on Wheels Ministry
Southern California Nevada Conference 
First Congregational UCC Cedar Rapids
Iowa Conference
First United Church of Christ of Troy
Ohio Conference
Friedens United Church of Christ
Illinois South Conference
Friedens United Church of Christ
Indiana-Kentucky Conference
Gainesville Action Network
Florida Conference
Hands On Hartford
Connecticut Conference 
Hannah Mothers Campaign
Southern Conference
Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (HACSM)
Illinois South Conference
Hot Meals & Communuity Garden Harvest to Table Project
Ohio Conference
Iglesia Unida Berwyn: Immigrant Justice Project
Illinois Conference
Immanuel United Church of Christ
Missouri Mid-South Conference
Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
Central Pacific Conference
International Labor Rights Forum
Central Atlantic Conference
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (Interfaith Children's Network)
Minnesota Conference
Kingdom Kids academy/The Lord's House
Florida Conference
Ktizo UCC/La Flor Nicaragua Parntership
Southwest Conference
Latin America Working Group Education Fund
Central Atlantic Conference
Leadership Center for the Common Good
Central Atlantic Conference
Miller Ave UCC Mission Church (Mission Church)
Ohio Conference
New Oasis of Hope, CDC
Southern Conference
NYC New Sanctuary Coalition
Calvin Synod Conference
Ohio City Power
Ohio Conference
Over-the-Rhine Learning Center
Ohio Conference
Peace Congregational Church, UCC
Southeast Conference
Plymouth Language Program
Kansas-Oklahoma Conference
Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment
Florida Conference
Religious Coalition Against Discrimination (RCAD)
Maine Conference
Restoration Inclusive Ministries Inc.
Southeast Conference
Rural and Migrant Ministry
New York Conference
San Diego Day Laborers and Household Workers Ass'n
Southern California Nevada Conference
Silver Lake Conference Center
Connecticut Conference
St. Mark's United Church of Christ
Indiana-Kentucky Conference
Tekrema Center for Art and Culture
South Central Conference
Tennessee Equality Project Foundation
Southeast Conference
The Community Church of DC-UCC
Central Atlantic Conference
The George B. Crane Memorial Center (GBCMC)
Massachusetts Conference
Topeka Justice and Unity ministry Project (JUMP)
Kansas-Oklahoma Conference
Urban Community Outreach (UCO)/Drop-in-Center (DIC)
Southern California Nevada Conference
Vermont Interfaith Action
Vermont Conference
West Hollywood United Church of Christ
Southern California Nevada Conference
Workers' Center of Central New York
New York Conference
 

Grant Recipients for Spring 2013

ALY (Anamosa Lunches for Youth)
Iowa Conference
Attleboro Area Council of Churches
Massachusetts Conference
Beautiful Day RI
Rhode Island Conference
Briggs Center for Faith and Action
Central Atlantic Conference
Chapel Hill UCC Preschool
Indiana Kentucky Conference
Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM)
Southeast Conference
Chicago Fair Trade
Illinois Conference
Chicago Metropolitan Association Justice and Witness Ministry Team
Illinois Conference
Community of the Beloved
Southern Conference
Concerned Ecumenical Ministry
New York Conference
Danville Congregational Church, UCC
Vermont Conference
Education and Family Life Institute c/o God Can Ministries UCC
Illinois Conference
First Congregational Church of Oakland
California, Nevada North Conference
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
Rocky Mountain Conference
FOCUS Churches of Albany, Inc.
New York Conference 
Food of God 4 the People of God
California, Nevada North Conference
Hot Meals & Communuity Garden Harvest to Table Project
Ohio Conference 
Illinois People's Action
Illinois Conference
Jail Guitar Doors
California, Nevada South Conference
JOSHUA (Justice Organization Sharing Hope United for Action)
Wisconsin Conference
Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center
Maine Conference
Lydia's House
Missouri Mid-South Conference
MassReLeaf Ministry
Massachusetts Conference
Melfield UCC
Southern Conference 
Mission Behind Bars and Beyond
Indiana-Kentucky Conference 
New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice
Southwest Conference
Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives, Inc.
Connecticut Conference
North Bay Organizing Project
California, Nevada North Conference
Northshore UCC
Pacific Northwest
Outreach United Resource Center, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Conference
People's Forum on Peace for Life (Peace for Life)
Philippines
Positive Pathways
Kansas-Oklahoma Conference
Project Hope Spokane
Pacific Northwest Conference
Sembrandopaz
Colombia
Shalom House
Missouri Mid-South Conference
The Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin
Wisconsin Conference
The Shrine of the Black Madonna #1- UCC, Community Outreach
Michigan Conference
The SMART Project at Mt. Zion Congregational UCC
Ohio Conference
United Center for Caring at St. John's United Church of Christ
Michigan Conference
United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Heights
Phillippines
United Church of Christ, Cong-Free Community Dinner
New York Conference
Uptown Faith Community Service Center
California, Nevada Southern Conference 
Center Church, First Church of Christ in Hartford
Connecticut Conference
 

Grant Recipients for Fall 2012

An Interfaith Movement
Pennsylivania Southwest Conference
API Equality-LA (Asian Pacific American Legal Center)
Southern California Nevada Conference
Beneficent Congregational Church, UCC
Rhode Island Conference
Brazilian Immigrant Center
Connecticut Conference
Bread of Life
Massachusetts Conference
Broadmoor Community Center
Rocky Mountain Conference
Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice (BOLD Justice)
Florida Conference
Burlington Dismas House
Vermont Conference
Campaign for Better Healthcare
Illinois Conference
Cathedral in the Night
Massachusetts Conference
Cathedral of Hope, UCC
Southern Conference
Citizens Alert
Illinoise Conference
Colchester Community Food Shelf Inc.
Vermont Conference
Community Empowerment Fund
Southern Conference
Covenant Community Food Pantry
Central Atlantic Conference
Cropswap Carlsbad
Southern California Nevada Conference
Crossroads Food Pantry
Connecticut Conference
Environmental Health Coalition
Southern California Nevada Conference
F.A.R.M. Cafe (Feed All Regardless of Means)
Southern Conference
Faith Action Network
Pacific Northwest Conference
Farm Labor Organizing Committee, FLOC
Ohio Conference
First Central Congregational Church
Nebraska Conference
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Memphis, Tennessee
Missouri Mid-South Conference
GirlForward
Illinois Conference
Good News Group
Massachusetts Conference
Grace Interfaith Food Table (GIFT)
Maine Conference
Grace UCC, Canton
Ohio Conference
Hands Extended Loving People (HELP Ministry)
Michigan Conference
Hands of Faith, Inc.
Wisconsin Conference
Interfaith Coalition for Action Reconciliation and Empowerment (ICARE)
Florida Conference
Interfaith Worker Justice
Illinois Conference
International Labor Rights Forum
Central Atlantic Conference
Joint Neighborhood Ministry (JNM)
Missouri Mid-South Conference
Joyful Journey, Inc.
Wisconsin Conference
Kaumakapili Church (Food Bank)
Hawaii Conference
Loving Food Resources, Inc. (LFR)
Southern Conference
Lutheran Church of the Cross-Food Pantry
Illinois Conference
Martha's Kitchen/Mary's Heart (Free Community Meal)
Illinois South Conference
Milwaukee Innercity Congregational Allied for Hope (MICAH)
Wisconsin Conference
Miriam's Kitchen
Central Atlantic Conference
Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance
Southeast Conference
Olaa First Hawaiian Congregational Church
Hawaii Conference
Opihikao Congregational Church
Hawaii Conference
Oregon New Sactuary Movement
Central Pacific Conference
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
Southern Conference
Point Place United Church of Christ
Ohio Conference
Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment
Florida Conference
Prides Corner Congregational Church
Maine Conference
Reconciliation Table Church
Illinois Conference
Rochester Area Neighborhood House and Frist Congregational Church UCC Helping
Michigan Conference
Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program
New York Conference
Safe Ground Sacramento, Inc.
Northern California Nevada Conference
San Franciso Night Ministry
Northern California Nevada Conference
Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center
Rocky Mountain Conference
Side by Side
Wisconsin Conference
Southern Partners Fund
Southeast Conference
Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry
Ohio Conference
St. John UCC Maeystown, IL Mission Team
Illinois South Conference
St. John United Church of Christ
Ohio Conference
St. Mark's United Church of Christ
Indiana Kentucky Conference
St. Paul United Church of Christ, North College Hill
Ohio Conference
St. Paul's Community Outreach
Ohio Conference
Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF)
Southern Conference
Sunflower Community Action
Kansas Oklahoma Conference
Suquamish Community Kitchen
Pacific Northwest
Sweden Community Church, Sweden House
Maine Conference
The Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIC)
Massachusetts Conference
The George B. Crane Memorial Center (GBCMC)
Massachusetts Conference
The Night Ministry (TNM)
Illinois Conference
The Poverty Initiative
New York Conference
The Society of St. Andrew
Southern Conference
The Unheard Voices Project
Southern Conference
The Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
Vermont Conference
The West Kaua'i Inter-Church Food Pantry (WKICFP)
Hawaii Conference
Trinity Church of Northborough/Trinity Free Medical Program
Massachusetts Conference
UCAN
Illinois Conference
UCC Food Backpack Program
Wisconsin Conference
UCOM (United Church Outreach Ministry)
Michigan Conference
Ulster Project Utah
Rocky Mountain Conference
United Church of Christ of New Smyrna Beach
Florida Conference
United Congregational Christian Church -Lodi Community Outreach Community
Northern California Nevada Conference
United Ministries/Earl's Place
Central Atlantic Conference
Urban Community Outreach (UCO)/Drop-in-Center (DIC)
Southern California Nevada Conference
US Office on Colombia
Central Atlantic Conference
Vermont Works for Women
Vermont Conference
Voices of the South
Missouri Mid-South Conference
West Hollywood United Church of Christ
Southern California Nevada Conference
Worcester Fellowship, Inc.
Massachusetts Conference
Wyoming Association of Churches
Rocky Mountain Conference
Young Women's Christian Association of the Central Carolinas, Inc.
Southern Confernce
Zion United Church of Christ
New York Conference
Conference Grant - Penn Central Conference
IIRON (Illinois/Indiana Regional Organizing Network)
Illinois Conference
 
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Rev. Bentley de Bardelaben
Executive for Administration and Communications Justice & Witness Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3713
debardeb@ucc.org

Ms. Donyale Copeland
Financial Assistant, Justice & Witness Ministries
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3706
copeland@ucc.org