To date, the Synod has awarded $263,500 in 2018 funding to ministries and gospel communities within our geographic boundaries.

We have awarded $145,000 in Innovation Grants
and $118,500 to campus ministries.

If you are interested in contributing to the Synod and would like to designate your gift to our projects of innovation, campus ministry and more, please contact our Synod Leader, Harold Delhagen.

Jump to:  Innovation Grants  —  Campus Ministry Grants

 

Camp at the Eastward & Sparrows Nest
Presbytery: Northern New England
$10,000

These two ministries provide hope in an impoverished rural community in Maine by gathering people for community, friendship, worship, and adventure in an environment of acceptance and love, and by gathering and celebrating God's people in theater productions that inspire awe and dedication while opening people to deep community experiences, practicing the walk of faith, and accepting the grace of God.
 

The Circle of Inspiration
Presbytery: Palisades
$10,000

The Circle of Inspiration is a ministry emerging out of the Claremont Lafayette Presbyterian Church in Jersey City, NJ which seeks to provide resources and services to formerly incarcerated individuals who are now seeking to reenter society.
 

Digital Communication & Social Media Ministry Network
Presbytery: Elizabeth, Monmouth, & New Brunswick
$3,000

This network is comprised of members from three presbyteries in New Jersey whose work assists their presbyteries and congregations to improve their strategies around social media use. It is hoped that these strategies might also enable congregations to reimagine who they serve, how they connect, and in what ways they might touch the lives of those not currently served by gospel communities. Initial funding will be used to provide expert staff-support to help inform, inspire, and train teams on a variety of levels.
 

Firebird Spirit
Presbytery: Genesee Valley
$14,000

Firebird Spirit is a coordinating and equipping ministry of the South Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY which seeks to provide leadership development and resource sharing among the congregation's 16 community action ministry groups.
 

Fourth Church Youth Theater: Re-knitting the Neighborhood
Presbytery: Boston
$15,000

In the midst of neighborhood changes in South Boston, Fourth Presbyterian Church is building on a legacy of connection with the community and a strong children's theater program to develop a more robust theater program for youth. The program will connect youth across racial and economic differences to re-knit deeper relationships within the emerging community.
 

Glenwood Life Center
Presbytery: Long Island
$8,000

Glenwood Life Center is a partnership between the Presbytery of Long Island and United Adult Ministries to create a community space in the former Glenwood Presbyterian Church building where people can gather to cultivate shared spirituality, understanding, wellness, and the arts.
 

The Plainfield Afterschool Arts Institute
Presbytery: Elizabeth
$10,000

The Plainfield Afterschool Arts Institute is a partnership between the United Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, NJ and the Institute of Music For Children, which nurtures artistic expression and appreciation of community youth by providing economically accessible, high-quality arts training for underserved children and youth. The program broadens participation though tuition assistance, bilingual staff and marketing, and urban outreach initiatives. In addition to increasing arts education among young people less likely to have access, the program will also serve as a catalyst for United PC's expansion of family outreach and youth worship programs.

ROC Salt Mission Center (Service and Learning Together)
Presbytery: Genesee Valley
$15,000

The ROC SALT Mission Center is a ministry of the Genesee Valley Presbytery that engages diverse groups in service and learning experiences. These innovative and immersive experiences combine mission partnerships, spiritual reflection, and education while meeting critical and basic needs of neighbors. ROC SALT links spiritual reflection and hands-on mission by connecting groups to urban neighbors in the City of Rochester, NY and surrounding communities around issues of poverty and justice.
 

Sabbath House
Presbytery: Monmouth
$10,000

Sabbath House is a center for sacred activism and spiritual companionship. Activities are centered around hospitality -- offering retreats, workshops, hosting meetings and overnight guests, and worship -- and a community garden, cultivated in partnership with Plumsted Township.
 

Spirit Talk
Presbytery: Hudson River
$15,000

Spirit Talk is an emerging gospel community gathered around an alternative and interactive worship experience designed for young adults and others not drawn to traditionally organized religious experiences in Peekskill, NY.
 

Transitioning Mission at the Eastward (MATE)
to the 21st Century

Presbytery: Northern New England
$15,000

Mission at the Eastward is a dynamic, forward-looking family of Presbyterian churches and service ministries located in West Central Maine, inspired by Christ to worship and work, "reaching the last house on the last road" with God's gifts and graces so that they are exemplified, multiplied, and shared with others for the good of all.
 

Trinity Summer Youth Academy
Presbytery: Newark
$5,000

This ministry of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montclair, NJ provides fun and educational programming for at-risk youth, intended to assist them in overcoming social injustice, as well as food insecurity during the summer months when students do not have access to subsidized lunch programs. While attending to the physical, social, and economic needs of these youth, the ministry also strives to care for their spiritual wellbeing by cultivating a community of welcome where they can experience the love and care of God.
 

Valley Stream Community Gospel Choir
Presbytery: Long Island
$15,000

This community partnership ministry of the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church brings youth from three area high schools and surrounding communities together around music. The program aims to address teen violence by promoting unity through shared experience and creativity, as well as equipping young people of color, especially young men, with stronger senses of self-esteem and belonging.
 

 

Albany

Russell Sage College (and RPI)
Troy Area United Ministries
$3,000

Union College
Campus Protestant Ministry
$3,000

University of Albany
Protestant Campus Ministry in Albany
$3,000
 

Genesee Valley

Nazareth College
Nazareth College Protestant Worship Community
$2,500

University of Rochester
Genesee Area Campus Ministries
$15,000
 

Long Island

Long Island University - Post Campus
Protestant Campus Ministry at LIU Post
$3,000

Stony Brook University
Protestant Campus Ministry
$3,000
 

New Brunswick

Rutgers University
Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries: RUSpiritual
$10,000

Princeton University
Princeton Presbyterians of the Westminster Foundation
$10,000
 

Northern New England

University of Maine
The Wilson Center / Maine Christian Association Inc.
$1,000

Plymouth State University
United Campus Ministry at PSU 
$1,000

University of New Hampshire
United Campus Ministry to the UofNH
$1,000

University of Vermont
Cooperative Christian Ministry at UVM
$1,000
 

Susquehanna Valley

Cornell University
Protestant Cooperative Ministry at CU
$3,000

SUNY Cortland
Campus Ministry at SUNY Cortland
$3,000

SUNY Delhi
Delhi Campus Ministry
$3,000

Ithaca College
IC Protestant Campus Ministry
$3,000
 

Western New York

SUNY Buffalo
Campus Church Coalition (legally Campus Church ConneXion)
$10,000
 

Presbyterian Institutions

Bloomfield College
$40,000