Davis Trust Awards Metro Lutheran Ministries with a $22,830 Growing Gifts Grant

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) recently received a grant for $22,830 from the George and Helen Davis Trust Foundation to support MLM’s Growing Gifts Initiative.

The financial support from the Davis Trust for the Growing Gifts Initiative has been vital to MLM as it expands its development and volunteers program.  This support has allowed MLM to show year over year gains in donor dollars, number of gifts, volunteer hours, and number of volunteers. MLM will use further support from the Davis Trust to continue to cultivate these new relationships and deepen the relationships of those who have been long time donors and volunteers.

The main focus for this Initiative in the next year will be to increase the number of donors making major gifts and increasing the total amount given by these donors.  The Director of Development Activities and Executive Director will talk with these donors about the reasons they donate their time and money to MLM.  They will also speak to these donors about how they can be involved in MLM’s current capital campaign. MLM will use funds from the Davis Trust to support a contract grant writer and Development Consultant as they begin a concentrated effort to develop and retain new foundation relationships in the next year.

Because of the generous support from the Davis Trust, MLM has improved its ability to sustain core services to the most vulnerable people in our community.  The agency’s collaborative partnership with the Davis Trust continues to make life better for people who come to MLM for basic services like food, shelter, minor home repair, and special care for the frail elderly.  The Growing Gifts Initiative continues to provide much needed financial support for growing MLM’s relationship with its core constituencies; donors interested in making an impact that will relieve hunger and provide basic services for those who come to MLM for help.  During more than 40 years of service since 1971, MLM has provided quality, compassionate care, and with a grant from the Davis Trust, MLM will be able to build better sustainability for years ahead.