Since launching our Community Grant Program in April of 2021, ONEHOPE has awarded $31,500 to eight deserving organizations providing better access to food, water, health, and education to those in need across the U.S. This July, we awarded grants to four nonprofits that are making a big difference in their communities. Learn more about the organizations chosen below.
Legacy Institute for Financial Education (LIFE) – Lufkin, TX
Awarded $2,500 grant to fund a community garden, specifically the irrigation system and tractor planter.
While LIFE has many programs, they all address one common goal: the end of poverty. LIFE has three departments through which they offer our services to the community. The first is their Financial Opportunity Center, then their LIFE Skills department, and finally a Youth Education department called “Legacy for Youth.”
Rise Against Hunger – Raleigh, NC
Awarded $1,000 grant to help fund Rise Against Hunger’s 2021 COVID Relief and Resilience plan to support 600,000 people worldwide, 325,000 of whom are students in 15 countries.
Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives, and responding to emergencies. Their 2021 COVID Relief and Resilience Plan consists of two significant efforts:
- Sustain Nourishing Lives Initiatives through Local Food Procurement
Funds for local or regional procurement of food commodities will be provided to their impact partners through grants, cash-based assistance, cooperative agreements and other mechanisms. Programming will leverage resources, skills and partnerships with local suppliers, and enhance delivery of a nutrition-rich food basket — including cereals, cooking oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, sugar, and salt. This will help meet families’ basic needs while injecting cash into fragile economies to ensure stability.
- Empower Communities through Sustainable Agriculture
Rise Against Hunger will ensure continued implementation of multi-faceted agricultural development projects to build the capacity of farmers and increase their food production for resilience from economic and climate shocks. Five projects in Malawi, Mali, Senegal, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe will prepare farmers in soil fertility, scarce water, plant spacing, village saving and lending, buyer networking, and diversified diets through vegetable gardens and native plant consumption. These projects also include animal-rearing techniques to increase protein and generate income for other needs, like medical care or school fees.
Arm in Arm – Trenton, NJ
Awarded $1,000 grant to support their annual 50 Family Challenge, and covers back rent for one family in need to keep a roof overhead.
For four decades, Mercer County, NJ families have turned to Arm In Arm for essential resources like food and financial support. Formerly known as The Crisis Ministry, they were founded in 1980 to help community members who were struggling financially. Today twenty staff members and hundreds of volunteers welcome more than 4,000 families to their food pantries, work with 600 at-risk families to prevent or end homelessness, and offer on-the-job training and job search mentoring. In 2016, they changed their name to Arm In Arm to reflect the positive partnership they have with their community, and the collaborative spirit they have in supporting their neighbors in need.
Puyallup Valley St. Francis House – Puyallup, WA
Awarded $1,000 grant for their Evening Meal Program.
Serving the local community since 1974, the St. Francis House offers hope for the future by providing basic necessities not provided by others. They exist to improve the lives of those in need in their local community of East Pierce County. Their Evening Meal Program serves nutritious home cooked meals daily.
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ONEHOPE is proud to support local and global nonprofits 365 days a year that are on a mission to nourish the future. If you know of an organization that’s making an impact in their local community, click here to nominate them for a ONEHOPE Foundation Community Grant.
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