The Membership Development Granting Group supports Monthly and Quarterly Meetings of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in projects that:
- Enhance the visibility and outreach of Monthly Meetings in their communities.
- Attract new people to attend Meeting for Worship.
- Increase engagement of members and attendees in the Meeting community.
- Strengthen and increase membership in Monthly Meetings.
Here are recent grants to provide a sense of the type and scope of the grants.
- $1,000 to Barnegate Monthly Meeting for purchase of equipment to facilitate online participation in meeting for worship; a laptop, camera and microphone.
- $1,000 to Birmingham Monthly Meeting for a new sign
- $993 to Middletown Friends Meeting for the hybrid meeting equipment
- $1,000 to Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting for equipment to facilitate “hybrid” worship
- $1,000 to Norristown Monthly Meeting for their technology plan “Connecting Online and In Person. Including the purchase of a “Meeting Owl” to maintain a virtual presence as some Meetings move towards in-person meeting attendance.
- $500 to Unami Monthly Meeting for the Meeting’s website, Zoom License, Google Ad Words, SEO, and improvements to an existing outreach sign.
- $900 to Middletown Monthly Meeting for a new entrance way road sign.
- $2,838 to Medford Monthly Meeting for the installation of a donated swing set as part of a second phase of making their meetinghouse and grounds more welcoming.
- $1,000 to Fallowfield Monthly Meeting for the purchase of Audio-visual equipment suitable for their Above Ground Spiritual Railroad programs.
- $5,000 to Haddonfield Monthly Meeting for a part-time staff person for membership development
- $5,000 to Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting for the creation of the South Jersey Quakers website
- $500 to Western and Concord Quarterly Meetings for an implicit bias training with Amanda Kemp
- $7oo to Southampton Monthly Meeting for a Quakerism workshop with Paul Buckley, historian and author of Primitive Quakerism Revived.
- $5,000 to Providence Monthly Meeting for their “Spirit of our Ancestors” program, a spiritual memorial and historic celebration honoring courageous freedom seekers and the national and local abolitionists and free blacks who helped them.