Michigan Catholic Foundation awards grants to 34 churches, schools and nonprofits

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan. – The Michigan Catholic Foundation (CFM) will award $ 138,500 in grants to 34 churches, schools and nonprofits in Southeast Michigan as part of the foundation’s fourth annual grant-giving breakfast on the 7th December at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Expectations suggest the presence of around 150 guests, including the businesswomen and men who make up the Catholic Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the Founders Circle and the community of beneficiaries. The substantial financial amount will meet the needs of the community in three areas of interest: social action, education / training and dynamic parish life.

The grants awarded are specific to Catholic and non-Catholic projects that build on the strengths of communities through best practices and innovation, such as those that promote the collaboration of several partners and develop education; service or awareness-raising aligned with Catholic values, among other qualifications.

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“The annual grants are intended to help build relationships in the community,” said CFM President and CEO Angela Moloney. “As a Catholic foundation, our goal is to learn more about our grant recipients, to make connections and to help tell their vibrant stories. She continued, “From Flint to Monroe, from Plymouth to Pontiac, our grants help to strengthen our community. During Advent, as we prepare for Christmas, we celebrate the generosity of Catholics in Southeast Michigan. We are grateful to the many community leaders who are working with us to make meaningful change. “

One of this year’s recipients is Great Price Pearls Coalition. This is a foundational Christian coalition that works together to fight human trafficking in Southeast Michigan.

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They aim to dispel specialized myths in awareness raising, education and advocacy surrounding human trafficking to protect and rescue victims who suffer from low income while being marginalized while in desperate need of hope regarding their human dignity. .

“The Pearls of Great Price Coalition is honored to receive a grant from the Catholic Foundation to support our expert-led symposium, Hidden in the Shadows, designed to further our mission to reach, teach and respond to human trafficking. Human being. This grant will allow us to further educate the community, give hope to survivors and create a broad platform of community action to help current victims, ”said Vicki Harkey, President of Pearls of Great Price Coalition .

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