Siebert’s Directors joyfully approved $2 million in grants to 30 Lutheran and Lutheran-affiliated nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin. View the entire list here:
These organizations educate while sharing the Gospel, build pathways to stability in our communities, and grow the body of Christ. Here are just a few examples of the transformational work of these grantee partners:
St. John's Lutheran Church, Madison
Funding will support a 10-story building at the site of St. John’s 150-year-old sanctuary located a few blocks from the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. The new construction will include a sanctuary, community space, space for community partners on the first floor and 130 low-income housing units on the floors above.
Ebenezer Stone Ministries Inc.
This capacity-building grant will support a coaching program and strengthened referral system to give pantry guests access to services beyond access to food to build long-term stability. Participants in this three-year Model Food Pantry Initiative include Ebenezer, More Than Food Consulting (MTF), and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Building off learnings from this initiative, MTF will assist in the design and implementation of a “playbook” to provide an actionable model for other Lutheran member pantries in the Feeding America network.
Journeys Lutheran School
Grant funds will support the Crossroads Classroom at Journeys, a Christ-centered school serving children in need of individualized attention and programs that are not necessarily offered in general education. The classroom provides a life-skills learning space that encourages student independence, while continuing academics in core subjects. Life-skills include community skills, art and music, hygiene and grooming, safety, chores, health, and cooking, and religion.