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Funded partnership grants

Lists of past grants:

Grant list 2020
Grant list 2019      Grant list 2019 (Spanish)
Grant list 2018      Grant list 2018 (Spanish)
Grant list 2017      Grant list 2017 (Spanish)
Grant list 2016      Grant list 2016 (Spanish)
Grant list 2015      Grant list 2015 (Spanish)
Grant list 2014      Grant list 2014 (Spanish)
Grant list 2013
Grant list 2012
Grant list 2011
Grant list 2010
Grant list 2009
Grant list 2008


Videos

Title: Community Grant Webinar

Description: Watch this grant webinar with Baltimore grassroots groups to learn about the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) program. The video covers SDOP’s grant application process, funding criteria and frequently asked questions. Also featured are community partners that have previously been awarded a SDOP grant sharing about their projects. Presenters are Karen Brown, Chair for National SDOP and Margaret Mwale, Associate for Community Development and Constituent Relations. Community grant webinars continue to be held via Zoom during this time of the Pandemic. If interested in participating in a future webinar email Margaret.mwale@pcusa.org or nina.lewis@pcusa.org. Participation in a webinar is not required for potential SDOP grant applicant groups. (Are you a member of a group of low-income persons working on issues of importance to you and your community, will working on these issues result in long-term positive change? Are you in need of financial assistance? More information is at (www.pcusa.org/sdop) or contact SDOP at 1-888-728-7228 Ext. 5781/5782/5790/5792. We would welcome talking with you and possibly hosting a community grant webinar for groups in your area).

SDOP – Baltimore Community Grant Webinar from Presbyterian Mission Agency on Vimeo.


Title: Re-Certification Training for Mid Council (local) SDOP Committees

Description: The training in this video is for existing mid council (local) SDOP Committees seeking to be re-certified so as to continue to fund projects within the boundaries of their Presbytery or Synod. Re-Certification training continues to be held via Zoom during this time of the Pandemic. Interested in starting a local SDOP Committee? Email Margaret.mwale@pcusa.org or Alonzo.johnson@pcusa.org with any questions.

Mid Council SDOP Committee Certification Training Webinar from Presbyterian Mission Agency on Vimeo.


Title: Farmworkers in the Pandemic: essentially disposable
Description: Arguably the most essential people–those who grow and harvest the country’s food–are being brutalized by the coronavirus, discrimination and scapegoating. Called ‘essential’ yet they are treated like they are disposable. Watch this video of Presbyterian Committee on Self-Development of People, Presbyterian Hunger Program and three farmerworker leaders from partner groups. Panelists include: Kathia Ramirez, Farmworker Support Committee-CATA; Antonio Tovar, Farmworkers Association of Florida; Erik Nicholson, United Farm Workers. Learn about their situation, community organizing, and how we can support them.


Title: Fair & Affordable Housing For All
Description: Watch this webinar on fair and affordable housing for all hosted by Presbyterian Committee on Self-Development of People (SDOP) in collaboration with Metropolitan Housing Coalition. SDOP through its community partners is engaged in housing justice issues. The housing needs of underserved communities nationwide have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Panelists included Ben Carter from the Kentucky Equal Justice Center; Stuart Pope from Legal Aid Society of Louisville; Art Crosby from the Lexington Fair Housing Council and Donnie Adkins a Landlord/Property Owner. SDOP Coordinator Rev. Dr. Alonzo Johnson moderated the panel which discussed these issues:

– The Eviction Moratorium.
– Can I still be evicted? Non-payment and other than non-payment evictions
– Eviction Court- What if you do get a summons?
– What if I cannot pay my rent? Rent is not cancelled How to work with a landlord.
– What if I cannot pay utilities? There is currently an moratorium by LG&E and Water Co.
– What if there are problems with conditions in the unit? How does a landlord make repairs without income.
– Discrimination