Each year, OUUC invites community nonprofit organizations to apply for funding through the Share the Plate program. OUUC commits to sharing 50% of weekly offerings to promote the mission of the Unitarian Universalist principles, with an emphasis on social, economic, and climate justice. The amount of grants has varied but has ranged from $2000 – $3500.
Although all organizations serving the South Sound area (Lewis, Mason & Thurston counties) are invited to apply, additional consideration will be given to those organizations with budgets at or below $750,000, whose project is aligned closely with Unitarian Universalist principles. Specific projects of organizations with larger annual budgets will be considered. A mix of direct service and systemic change organizations will also be targeted. Organizations are eligible for awards every three years.
Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
- January 1 – October 15, 2020 – applications accepted online
- December 2020 – Six recipient organizations announced and notified. Each organization is assigned a two-month period in 2021 (starting with January-February and ending with November-December) that they will share offerings. Funds are distributed to the organizations approximately 2-4 weeks after the period ends.
Questions: Contact Bob Brennand.
Share the Plate Application
Please complete the application below and return by October 15, 2020, including brief responses to the narrative questions.