Help Grow the Faith
The purpose of the Mustard Seed Fund is to test and scale promising new ministries and programs that inspire and motivate a new generation of Orthodox Christians to participate in the Church. Micro-grants will be awarded to Metropolis of Chicago clergy and stewards seeking to develop and implement new or existing parish-level initiatives that advance evangelism, welcoming, and outreach.
Please consider making a gift to help us grow the faith together.
100% of the monies donated will fund the micro-grants awarded to parishes.
You can also donate by sending a check to the Metropolis
at 555 E. Butterfield Rd., Suite 201, Lombard, IL. 60148.
Application details will be made available this summer for clergy and stewards seeking micro-grants.
MUSTARD SEE FUND 2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS
The following parishes were awarded Mustard Seed Fund grants for 2022:
- Annunciation, Milwaukee, WI: Outreach program for impoverished areas of Greater Milwaukee
- Annunciation, Kankakee, IL: Church-based community theater troupe
- Athanasios, Aurora, IL: Expansion of men’s group ministry – Read an Update on their progress!
- Basil, Chicago, IL: Expansion of prison ministry
- Constantine and Helen, Swansea, IL: “Spring Back to Church” outreach program
- George, Chicago, IL: Bicycle repair class to help impoverished residents of the Chicagoland area with their transportation needs
- George, St. Paul MN: Inter-Orthodox shared catechism program
- George, Schererville, IN: Byzantine music youth group for girls and boys – Read an Update on their progress!
- Luke the Evangelist, Columbia, MO: Billboard to raise awareness of Orthodox Church – Read an Update on their progress!