Neighbors in Need Grant Recipients

Through your generous gifts to Neighbors In Need, the United Church of Christ is offering hope to millions of people; we are transforming lives, the nation, and our world.  Read some of stories from our past recipients.

If you were a recipient of a Neighbors in Need (NIN) grant, help us inform our members whose contributions to NIN have made your grant possible about how lives have been transformed because of their generosity. These stories may be shared in a variety of forms as we promote inspired giving to NIN.

Grant Recipients for Spring 2014

Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada-ACTIONN
Northern California Nevada Conference
ALY (Anamosa Lunches for Youth)
Iowa Conference
Arise for Social Justice
Massachusetts Conference
Beautiful Day RI
Rhode Island Conference
Brattleboro Area Drop In Center
Vermont Conference
Brockton Interfaith Community
Massachusetts Conference
Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM)
Southeast Conference
Chicago Fair Trade
Illinois Conference 
Chicago Religious Leadership Network
Illinois Conference
Church of the Apostles Seeds of Hope Garden
Penn Central Conference
Church of the Apostles UCC "Science in the Park" School Program
Penn Central Conference
Climate Action Network
Central Pacific Conference 
Community, Faith and Labor Coalition, Indianapolis Affiliate
Indiana-Kentucky Conference
Congregational Church of San Mateo, UCC
Northern California Nevada Conference
Congregational United Church of Christ Arlington Heights
Illinois Conference
Danville Congregational Church, UCC
Vermont Conference
Disaster Preparedness and Response Ministry Team
Indiana-Kentucky Conference
Education and Family Life Institute c/o God Can Ministries UCC
Illinois Conference
Emmanuel United Church of Christ of Weldon Spring
Missouri Mid-South Conference
Essex County Community Organization (ECCO)
Massachusetts Conference
Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels (FPGNB)
South Central Conference
Family Promise of Ozaukee County
Wisconsin Conference
Fargo-Moorhead Sheltering Churches Project
Norther Plains Conference
First Congregational Church Montclair
Central Atlantic Conference
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
Rocky Mountain Conference
FOCUS Churches of Albany, Inc.
New York Conference
Genesis
Northern California Nevada Conference
Good Neighbors Personal Essentials of Pantry (GNPEP)
Wisconsin Conference
Good Samaritan Ministry at Neighborhood Faith Community, Bath UCC
Maine Conference
Grace Community Center
Ohio Conference
IHART Harvest-Inc./The Potato Project
Pennsylvania Southeast
Illinois People's Action
Illinois Conference
Immanuel United Church of Christ
Missouri Mid-South Conference
Journey to the Water's Edge Trauma Conference
Connecticut Conference
La Casa Norte (HAF)
Illinois Conference
MassReLeaf Ministry
Massachusetts Conference
Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ
Iowa Conference
Mountain View United Church (MVUC)
Rocky Mountain Conference
Moving in Congregations Acting in Hope (MICAH)
New York Conference
NC FIELD, Inc.
Southern Conference
North Bay Organizing Project
Northern Californian Nevada Conference
Outreach United Resource Center, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Conference 
Parkside Community Church, UCC
Northern California Nevada Conference
Peace United Church of Christ
Missouri Mid-South Conference
People's Forum on Peace for Life (Peace for Life)
International
Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ
Missouri Mid-South Conference 
Pioneer Ocean View United Church of Christ
Southern California Nevada Conference
Pleasant Run UCC
Indiana-Kentucky Conference
Plymouth United Church, UCC
South Central Conference
Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program/United Church of Spring
New York Conference
Rockville United Church
Central Atlantic Conference
Saints Delight United Church of Christ
Southern Conference
Spring, Inc. A National Single Parenting Ministry
Southern Conference
St. Paul UCC-Care Ministry
Illinois South Conference
The Diversity Service Center of Iowa
Iowa Conference
The Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin
Wisconsin Conference
The Lilly Center for Vocation and Values at Catawba College
Southern Conference
The Neighborhood Academy
Penn West Conference
The Night Ministry (TNM)
Illinois Conference
The Other Death Penalty Project
Southern California Nevada Conference
Ulster Project Utah
Rocky Mountain Conference
Unidos Bridging Community
Central Pacific Conference
United Center for Caring at St. John's United Church of Christ
Michigan Conference
United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Heights
International
Uptown Faith Community Service Center
Southern California Nevada Conference
Victory Christian UCC
Southern Conference
Zion UCC
Indiana-Kentucky Conference
 

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
 
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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