The Housing & Shelter Field of Interest Fund is one of the original funds established in 2019. Since inception, it has made 10 grants totaling $27,700. It is inspired by Matthew 25 “I was homeless and you gave me a room.”
The goal of this fund is to help Moravian congregations, fellowships, emerging ministries, and agencies answer the call to provide shelter to the homeless, protecting them from the elements or any kind of danger.
Some examples of grants made from the Housing & Shelter Fund are:
|Jan Blahoslav High School||Hejnice,|
|$4,000||New dormitory for school started by Czech Province of the Moravian Church||2023|
|West Side Moravian Church||Green Bay, WI||$1,000||Furniture, toys, supplies for families in transitional housing program||2023|
|Anthony’s Plot||Winston-Salem, NC||$6,000||Land prep for affordable home in Sunnyside neighborhood||2023|
|On Wings Like a Dove||Winston-Salem, NC||$2,500||Medical/dental/vision services for residents in transitional housing program||2023|
|City With Dwellings||Winston-Salem, NC||$2,500||Ecumenical Diversion Fund to help prevent homelessness||2023|
|King Moravian Church||King, NC||$2,000||Purchase lumber to repair/replace unsafe decks, porches and steps and build wheelchair ramps||2022|
|Board of World Mission||Bethlehem, PA||$2,000||Provide 10 $200 grants to congregations to help Ukranian refugees||2022|
|Hope Moravian Church||Winston-Salem, NC||$2,000||Reduce, reuse, and recycle abandoned mobile homes and use 3D printing to rebuild other structures||2022|
|Moravian Open Door||New York, NY||$2,850||Provide transitional housing and support||2021|
|Laurel Ridge||Laurel Springs, NC||$2,850||Lumber to build ramps for people with disabilities||2021|
The Housing & Shelter Field of Interest Fund makes grants to Moravian congregations and agencies to provide housing for those who are homeless or in danger.