St. John’s would like to extend a big “Thank you” to our team of market volunteers who baked, knitted, curated, donated, organized, and more! You helped make 2023’s St. John’s Market a wonderful success. The 2023 St. John’s Market took in $27.5K after expenses, which enabled us to award $14.5K in grants to local organizations. The remaining $12.9K will help support St. John’s mission, programs, and ministries.
Congratulations to the 2023 grant recipients, whose projects were selected to receive funding from the St. John’s Market Grants committee, and approved by the church Vestry.
2023 GRANT RECIPIENTS:
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will go towards funding 400 lunches to be served at their Respite Lunch which aims to enhance social interactions and nutritious food.
Visit their website to learn how the Alzheimer’s Project provides comfort, support, and assistance to persons with memory disorders and their caregivers across the Big Bend area.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will go towards helping people access government required documents and identification, employment, and all the essentials needed to assist in their re-entry into the community.
Visit the Big Bend AFTER (A Fight To End Recidivism) Reentry Coalition website to learn more about how they are working to increase public safety and reduce recidivism through collaborating and establishing community partnerships, identifying and providing services to currently and formerly incarcerated people, empowering them to become proactive, self-sufficient members of the community.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help furnish the chapel in their new in-patient hospice program at TMH.
Visit the Big Bend Hospice website to learn how they are positively impacting the way our community experiences serious illness or grief, by supporting individuals and their loved ones in the Big Bend.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help establish a recreational fund for their family home campus which encompasses 28 families.
Visit the Boys Town North Florida website to learn how they help children and families heal and grow in mind, body, and spirit.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will fund the Blended Lives Project which will help over 3000 Leon County School students learn about ethnic and racial harmony.
Visit the Goodwood Museum & Garden website to learn more about this historical site in Tallahassee.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help fund their first printed yearbooks.
Visit the Havana Magnet School website to learn how they are working to achieve a legacy of developing young minds that utilize critical thinking skills to creatively approach challenges and embrace diversity.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help support school field trips to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.
Visit the Holocaust Education Resource Council website to learn how they provide instructional guidance, support and resources for educators who teach the history of the Holocaust, and educational programs that engage the community at-large.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will fund the KidSafe Look Before You Lock program.
Visit the Lutheran Social Services of North Florida, Inc. website to learn how they operate five very different community outreach programs that share an important commonality… the ability to help those facing hardships stabilize their lives and earn a fresh start.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help replenish the Oasis Center’s emergency closet (clothing, personal items, etc.) to assist single mothers experiencing financial crisis.
Visit the Oasis Center for Women & Girls to learn how their community resource center brings women and girls together to dream, achieve, and thrive.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will fund their weekly market program which helps supply their students with clothing, backpacks, and self-care items.
Visit the Augusta Raa Arts Magnet Middle School website to learn how they provide an educational setting designed to prepare students to be successful lifelong learners.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will fund metal enclosures to help quarantine and keep the wild animals safe from disease.
Visit the St. Francis Wildlife Association website to learn how they provide humane care and rehabilitation for orphaned, injured and sick wildlife in North Florida and public education for our community.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help with food distribution of no-cost meals to low-income and food insecure children and families throughout the Big Bend.
Visit the Second Harvest of the Big Bend website to learn how this nonprofit food bank collects and distributes food to hunger-relief charities, and also through specialized programs and mobile food distributions undertaken with community partners.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will fund the KONG Project which gives each animal specialized attention and enrichment.
Visit the Tallahassee Animal Shelter Foundation website to learn how, through the help of community events and donations, to make a positive difference in the lives of homeless animals.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will help expand the organization’s sheet music library and source instrument part replacements.
Visit the Tallahassee Bach Parley website to learn more about this organization that provides concerts to the community and music education through the Bach Parley String Academy.
The grant awarded by the St. John’s Market will fund 20 post-release care packages designed for those who have limited financial resources, housing instability, and health issues.
Visit the Tallahassee Bail Fund website to learn about their mission to pay bail for those who cannot afford it.