August 2015 Grant Recipients Holy Cross - $5,000 to financially support a large worship service at the Jenison Center of the Arts to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Holy Cross Youth Group - $500 to support the youth ministry. Camp Roger - $2,500 to contribute funds toward their campaign to build a new multi-use facility. Holy Cross - $1,250 to fund the purchase of music stands Christian Jones - $1,000 scholarship funds for Concordia University student. Holy Cross Women's Ministry - $600 to help fund the Holy Cross Women's Ministry team (8 total) to a woman's ministry conference.
August 2014 Grant Recipients Camp Concordia - $2600 to purchase 2 new computers for use to grow and promote the mission of the camp through marketing materials and social media. Holy Cross Youth Group - $4500 to replace the furniture in the youth room downstairs. Remembrance Ranch - $1000 for funding scholarships for at risk teens to take part in their wilderness training with biblical aspect. Erika Provenz - $1000 for scholarship awarded. She is attending Concordia University in Ann Arbor. Associate Pastor Moving Expenses - $7500 to help defray to moving costs for our new Associate Pastor.
August 2013 Grant Recipients GRASP - $1000 to assist with inner city Grand Rapids group that helps with home improvements for sick, elderly, etc. Knitting for Others - $500 for yarn purchase for prayer shawls, blankets, hats, and other items for shut ins, babies, and others Cradles of Grace - $1000 for curricula and bible study materials for young, unmarried expectant mothers Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids - $1000 for Christmas program Bless the Orphans Resale Shop - $1000 for improvements to the store Remembrance Ranch - $2000 for follow up counseling for at risk youth and their families after attending adventure camp Holy Cross Stewardship Program - $3950
April 2013 Grant Recipients Camp Concordia - $500 for camp beautification project, including purchase of tree seedlings Camp Concordia - $600 for scholarships for camp Holy Cross - $900 for AED for church Cradles of Grace - $1000 awarded to assist with a new ministry supporting unmarried, pregnant women Grace Ministries (Haiti) - $2000 for furniture Holy Cross Foundation - $1000 awarded to Erica Povenz
August 2012 Grant Recipients
Lois Atkins, 8th Grade Teacher - $300 for Christian literature for students in her classroom Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys - $500 awarded to assist in the cost of Christian musical training for children. Click here for more information. Moving Expenses for DCE - $900 awarded in anticipation of assisting Holy Cross Lutheran Church with moving expenses when new DCE is hired Holy Cross Foundation Scholarship - $1000 awarded to continue to fund our new scholarship, which will assist with Christian educational expenses for Holy Cross members choosing to enter a profession related to Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. Bless the Orphans Resale Shop - $1000 awarded to help with the cost of a new sign on Chicago Drive to help capture business. Click here for mre details about the shop and its mission. Caribbean Children's Foundation (Grace Orphanage of Ile-a-Vache) - $1000 for a new chicken coop and chickens to feed orphan children and staff, and sale of eggs. For more information, click here. Remembrance Ranch - $2000 to help support a Christian adventure camping experience for troubled youth and their families. Click here for more details about the ranch.
August 2011 Grant Recipients
Holy Cross Foundation Scholarship - Two $500 scholarships for college bound students. Nora Leon, Missionary to Haiti & the Dominican Republic - Two grants awarded totally $4,750 to aid with transportation needs and the furnishing of the guest house. H.U.G.S. Ranch - Grant awarded $250 to purchase Bible study materials for teen girls. Haiti Mission Support Team - Grant awarded $3,000 for construction on the children's cabin or security wall. Holy Cross Vestry Sign Project - Grant awarded $3,000 in matching funds to complete the Front Sign Project.
February 2011 Grant Recipients
Megan Behler - Grant awarded $500 to attend Children's Ministry Conference. Holy Cross Resource Room - Grant awarded $700 to purchase new materials for the resource room. Kelly Irish - Grant awarded $500 to purchase Christian materials for Hudsonville High School classroom. Haiti Bless The Orphans Retail Store - Grant awarded $1,000 for store fixtures. Holy Cross - Grant awarded $720 to purchase tickets for Tim Elmore conference. DCE Intern - Grant awarded $600 for moving expense. Daily Shepherd - Grant awarded $600 for advertising campaign and classroom instructional materials.
August 2010 Grant Recipients
Hand2Hand Ministry - Grant awarded $1,000 for startup costs to help with a new program that provides weekend food for needy children at Bursley School in Jenison. Nora Leon, Missionary to Haiti & the Dominican Republic -Grant awarded $2,000 for emergency housing needs after the Haitian earthquake. Holy Cross Outreach - Grant awarded $600 to help fund publicity costs for the servent/leader community outreach event on 2/26/11. Lutheran Urban Outreach - Grant awarded $500 to provide seed money to help cover publicity startup costs for the re-launch of this Grand Rapids based organization. Horseplay Equestrian - Grant awarded $500 for materials to build an equestrian trail course at their existing facility.