The WCC Mission and Outreach Grant Process

 
Wayzata Community Church makes grants primarily to organizations or agencies, programs and projects who deliver services involving families, children, the homeless (housing), nutrition, educational projects and other caring mission.
Here is the schedule for the WCC Mission & Outreach Grant Program

Aug 1 – Deadline for all grants to be submitted to WCC

Oct 17 – Mission & Outreach Board approval for grants

Dec 1 – WCC will notify applicants if approved or declined

Dec 22 – Grant checks are put into the mail to organizations that have been accepted

Click here to get the 2018 Grant Application & Process

Who is eligible?

We support organizations who work towards improving and impacting the quality of life for all people.  We grant financial support to:

  • Alleviate poverty
  • Provide food for the hungry
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Offer education to those without access
  • Assist special needs persons of all ages
  • Have WCC member volunteer opportunities with proposed project
Who is not eligible?

We ordinarily do not support:

  • Ongoing operation expenses
  • Salaries
  • Grants to individuals
  • Annual appeals in membership drives and capital campaigns
  • Capital debt reduction
  • Political projects
  • Travel groups expenses

Funding considerations

Grants are provided to organizations evidencing sound financial and organizational management, realistic project planning, an engaged board of directors and capability to carry out the proposed project(s).  Applicants are up to date with any and all reporting information as required from previous grants.  The current application is complete and all information requested is included in the manner requested along with all attachments.

 Application process

Completed grant applications must be postmarked by August 1, 2017.  Grant applications must follow the formatting guidelines as set forth on the grant proposal narrative page and application cover sheet. Emailed grant applications are welcome and preferred.
Please submit an application to:
Lou Vlahos, Director of Mission and Communication
Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN  55391

The WCC Rummage Sale – August 1 & 2, 2018

 

A community ministry of service, fellowship, and outreach since 1921.

2018 SALE DAYS
Wednesday, August 1 (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, August 2 (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

RUMMAGE COLLECTION – BEGINS JUNE 9
Rummage drop off is at the garage doors located in the lower level on the North side of The Church. Enter parking lot from the west off Ferndale Road.  Watch signs for directions. Garage doors are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

LAST DAY TO DROP OFF RUMMAGE IS MONDAY, JULY 16
All items donated need to be in good, clean, working condition.  A detailed listing of what WE CAN NOT ACCEPT.

LARGE FURNITURE 
Pick-up is available by calling The Rummage Sale Office at 952-473-8877, ext. 278. (Please be patient— we have many furniture pick-ups!)

VOLUNTEERS START MONDAY, JUNE 18
WE NEED YOU! – SORTING 
CONTINUES UNTIL THE SALE!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited— men, women, teens & kids— to be a part of this community ministry. To learn more visit our volunteer page for here.

GIFT IN KIND MINISTRY
The Rummage Sale has established a Gift In Kind Ministry through which we are able to share our bounty with others.  For details and to download the brochure and application click here.

MONETARY GRANTS
Net proceeds of the sale go to outreach.  Applications are available here.

CHILDREN, YOUTH & TEENS
Childcare and Children’s Programming is offered through the summer. Registration is required.  During the summer, WCC looks for responsible youth who would like to work childcare positions for The Rummage Sale or VBS.  
For Rummage Sale Children’s Program details and registration form click here.  
For summer Rummage Sale employment go to the Childcare Employment page here.

THE RUMMAGE SALE MINISTRY
Bill Boulware, Director
Phone: 952-473-8877, ext. 276
Brianna Blaine, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 952-473-8877 ext. 278
E-mail: Rummagesale@wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Bonds that Build Homes Join our 2018 Legislative Campaign, “Bonds that Build Homes.”

 

As important as it was to gain the Council’s approval, we still have work to do. Beacon is working hard to secure public funding for Cranberry Ridge, and the timing of that funding will depend heavily on the outcome of the state bonding legislation which is up for vote in the current session. The governor has recommended $1.5 billion in total bonding with $110 million earmarked for housing infrastructure. This is a lot of money, but the need far exceeds this request. The Homes for All Coalition, made up of affordable housing advocates, is recommending that $140 million be spent on housing infrastructure. Beacon staff and volunteers have been visiting with legislators to lobby for their support, urging them to vote for the $140 million request. 

As a part of that effort, Beacon has invited legislators to attend any of three legislative action meetings in the Metro area which will give them an opportunity to meet w

ith constituents to voice their

 support and to offer their views on the need for more affordable housing. The response to the meeting requests has been good, and we expect to have 3-6 local legislators attending each meeting.
 
As was the case with the City Council meetings, your presence is critical. Legislators value the opportunity to meet with constituents and it is our duty to hold them accountable. Listed below are the dates and times for these meetings. I urge you to attend at least one of these. You do not have to b

e a constituent in the meeting location to attend. For more information, and to register, please go to beaconinterfaith.org/advocate. If you prefer, I would also be happy to register you. There will also be more information at our table in Founders Hall on April 8th.
 
April 10th, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth, 7-8 PM
April 15th, First Universalist Church, Minneapolis, 3-4 PM
April 22nd, Good Shepherd, Chaska, 3-4 PM
 
Thank you again for your ongoing interest and support for this important work. Together, we can make a difference!

January Blankets, Mittens & More Drive

 

Each year in January, WCC collects blankets for people who have to sleep on the floor at the Salvation Army due to overcrowding. Last year we collected almost 600 blankets with your support and we will continue this effort this month.

This year, we would also like to help over 300 students who are experiencing homelessness— with gloves/mittens and hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, and feminine hygiene items.

The Minnesota Internship Center is an alternative project-based high school that serves youth between 15-20 years old.  Many of the students had to make the hard choice to either go to school or go to work to help pay rent and bills for their families.  MNIC tries to bridge this gap by offering paid internships so students can get their high school diploma and contribute to their families’ financial needs.  For youth who have fled abusive or nonexistent households, the internships equip them to enter the workforce with real skills and trades. MNIC and HSRA also teach their students important life skills to help them become autonomous and self-sufficient.  

You can help by giving blankets, gloves/mittens and hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, and feminine hygiene items during the month of January. Please place your donations in each of the green buckets located at all WCC entrances this month.

This winter, EVERY donation counts. Please help us fill all our buckets to overflowing so that those who are so young, and cannot exist on what they earn, can stay warm and healthy during the cold months ahead.

Read more about the Minnesota Internship Center at mnic.org.

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