Past Grant Recipients

Take a peek at outreach in action

We provide charitable grants from The Rt. Rev. Bennett J. Sims Endowment to create significant, sustainable ministries and community partnerships that serve people in need and encourage spiritual growth for Episcopalians through service.

Emmaus House

2018 Spring General Grant / $15,000
Developing an extensive training program for The Road fellows. Read More

FOCUS

2017 Q4 Small Acts of Charity / $4,325
Expanding their food delivery service for shut-ins in Hamilton, GA. Read More

Sandy Springs Mission, Inc.

2017 Fall General Grant / $7,000
Parish Partner: Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Hispanic mission of Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (HECC)
Implementing a new program which provides ESL and computer training courses to parents of low-income Hispanic students. Read More

Nicholas House, Inc.

2017 Fall General Grant / $15,000
Parish Partner: St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
Case management services at their housing programs. Read More

New American Pathways, Inc.

2017 Fall General Grant / $10,000
Parish Partner: All Saints Episcopal Church (Atlanta)
Expanding their vocational counseling program for refugees. Read More

Central Outreach and Advocacy Center

2017 Fall General Grant / $10,000
Parish Partner: Church of the Common Ground
Providing ID services for men and women who do not have identification when they are released from prison. Read More

Calvary Refuge, Inc.

2017 Fall General Grant / $8,000
Parish Partner: St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church
Providing mattresses and a washer and dryer for its new facility which will allow Calvary Refuge to serve an additional 44 clients each night at their homeless shelter. Read More

Macon Volunteer Clinic

2017 Q3 Small Acts of Charity / $4,175
Parish Partner: St. Francis Episcopal Church
Covering diagnostic services for its patients, particularly Hepatitis C patients who have received donated medication and require extensive testing over the 12-week treatment period. Read More

Episcopal Church of the Holy Family

2017 Q2 Small Acts of Charity / $5,000
Funding a land use study to determine if a senior housing facility and potential land development for youth activities are viable on Holy Family’s existing 38+ acre campus. Read More

Cherokee Asset Learning for Leadership

2017 Q1 Small Acts of Charity / $3,500
Parish Partner: Middle Georgia Convocation of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Funding an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) process for the Cherokee Heights Historic District in Macon utilizing the area formerly occupied by St. James Episcopal Church (Macon). Read More

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

2017 Hunger Walk/Run Grant; 2017 Q1 Small Acts of Charity / $4,829.19
Renovating its kitchen space and purchasing a new refrigerator/freezer as a part of the expansion of their food pantry ministry to enable hot meal service. Read More

Malachi’s Storehouse

2017 Hunger Walk/Run Grant / $10,400
Parish Partner: St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (Dunwoody)
Underwriting the cost of chicken for their food pantry for one year. Read More

Community Helping Place

2017 Hunger Walk/Run Grant / $4,000
Parish Partner: St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church (Dahlonega), which has provided a matching gift of $4,000 from its parishioners.
Food costs at their food pantry. Read More

Action Ministries

2017 Hunger Walk/Run Grant / $10,000
Parish Partner: multiple Episcopal parishes
Supporting regional hunger initiatives in the Northwest (Rome area), Mountain (Gainesville area), Northeast (Athens-Clarke County area), and Piedmont (Covington area) Regions. Read More

Lost-n-Found Youth

2017 Spring General Grant / $15,000
Parish Partner: The Road, a program of the Episcopal Service Corps of Atlanta; All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Funding new Youth Drop-In Center in Midtown Atlanta. Read More

Emmaus House

2017 Spring General Grant / $25,000
Parish Partner: Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Funding new Parent Café program. Read More