This page highlights the organizations and projects that received Acts of Grace grants in 2017.
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As a celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial and of the Foundation’s 10th anniversary, the 2nd granting cycle of 2017 was reserved exclusively for Canadian projects that benefit those living in Canada.
This project provides funds towards the purchase and installation of a commercial pull-through dishwashing system that will replace an inadequate front loading dish washing system. These upgrades include renovations to the kitchen windows, electrical panel, plumbing and grease traps. This work will enable 541 Eatery & Exchange to more safely and effectively address food insecurity in the local Barton Street area and continue to serve this Hamilton, Ontario community through the love of Jesus Christ.
This project provides funds to review American training manuals and create editions that reflect Canadian standards, statistics and regulations. This work includes the development of templates, training materials, and other resources, and is part of a broader initiative to upgrade the CAPSS web infrastructure and the resources made available to affiliated Pregnancy Care Centres across Canada. As a Christ-centered, national ministry dedicated to providing support for life and sexual health, these materials will enable CAPSS to more effectively partner with affiliated Pregnancy Care Centres, as these centres equip staff and volunteers to serve clients. The desired impact is for every person in Canada facing a pregnancy decision to have access to a Pregnancy Care Centre.
This project is part of a recurring grant that provides free bus transportation to youth ages 12 to 15 from low-income communities in Hamilton, Ontario so that they can attend City Youth, a leadership development program that teaches them about God while providing leadership training, mentoring and service opportunities.
This project is part of a recurring grant originally approved in 2014.
This project provides funds to purchase and put into service professional grade tools as well as building materials for use in Organized Kaos drop-in and trades training programs. These tools and materials will ensure the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of Organized Kaos students and mentors while enabling the organization to disciple young people in Brantford, Ontario in life and trade, inspiring hope and purpose.
This project provides funds to purchase and put into service a new forklift to manage the increased amount of goods needed for a growing number of clients to the food and clothing banks. As the Mission builds capacity at the O'Connor Family Centre warehouse, these funds help repair the existing forklift and provide the necessary training for staff on operation of the new forklift. This project will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of The Scott Mission, empowered by God’s grace and provision, in welcoming individuals and families in Toronto, Ontario to access practical resources, as well as spiritual and relational resources in a journey towards hope and transformation.
The following projects were funded in the first granting cycle of 2017.
This project provides interior furnishings and finishes as well as landscaping to complete the construction of The Hope Centre so that innovative agriculture and non-formal education training programs as well as community outreach, evangelism and church planting initiatives can be implemented to enhance economic opportunity and bring the Gospel to this extremely poor region in Northern Cambodia.
This project is part of a recurring grant originally approved in 2016.
This project provides the funds to facilitate Annual Equipping Events in India and Malawi for the Program Directors within each of those countries who facilitate church-based training that equips congregation members for evangelism and church planting. Annual Equipping Events are held to engage, encourage, envision and equip Program Directors for continued service to the local church and strengthen these leaders such that clusters of churches will continue to be enabled to multiply Christ-like disciples and locally sustainable fellowships among least-reached people.
This project provides mp3 players, chargers and ear phones to facilitate the enrollment of 400-500 new students, mostly resource-poor, learning-disadvantaged church leaders, into Local Bible Institutes in the area in and surrounding Eldoret, Kenya. Using affordable and accessible mp3 technology to draw from an audio library of Bible training translated into 8 indigenous languages, students receive a Certificate in Christian Foundations following the completion of 450 “listening hours” of curriculum from various world-renowned Bible teachers.
This project provides the funds to establish and make loan capital top-up to one AfricaWorks Zimbabwe Savings Group. In addition to the traditional model of pooling savings and loaning it out to each other, this group completes a 12-week Christ-centered Partners Worldwide business training program and, following review of the members’ business plans, receives top-up loan capital from AfricaWorks to enable members to take out larger business development and expansion loans. As part of a broader initiative to establish many such savings groups, this project will build up permanent local capacity by catalyzing entrepreneurs and job creators as well as contributing to the enhanced operational sustainability of AfricaWorks Zimbabwe, a facilitator of local micro-financing and business training for micro-entrepreneurs. The project will focus on the holistic transformation of the community in which the savings group is situated through economic, social, spiritual and environmental impact.
This project provides the funds to build a new, structurally sound and earthquake resistant kindergarten classroom at La Sabana School in Nicaragua. Latrines will also be constructed, and the new classroom will be equipped with essential tools such as desks, chairs, and a whiteboard. This new classroom at La Sabana will continue to make education possible for the youngest students in this community by replacing the existing 40-year old structure made of mud brick and corrugated metal, which is currently facing advanced stages of deterioration and is no longer safe to use.
This project provides the funds to support various facets of the third cohort of the Abundant Leadership Institute including the leadership summit, site visits to program participants, the adjunct faculty and mentorship program that supports in-class learning as well as the development of an online training platform and leadership library. Through this practical, Christ-centered leadership program, 25 visionary educational leaders will be equipped to act as catalysts to transform education for hundreds of thousands of African children, foster vibrant communities that address poverty in all its forms and empower a new generation of leaders in Central and Eastern Africa.