GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE JUBILEE FUND
These grants, scholarships, and funds have been made possible by the generous giving of Presbyterians. In that same spirit, contributions are needed to continue grant funding. The most immediate way to contribute is through an individual, group, or congregational donation to the Synod for a specified purpose. Individuals can also help through bequests from their estates, by making it a beneficiary of their life insurance, or with gifts of securities, real estate, or annuities.
The Jubilee Fund was created in 1982 from the proceeds of the sale of the Jubilee Health Center in Henderson, North Carolina. The income from the principal is to be used for mission projects in the areas of:
African-American clergy recruitment;
African-American Christian Education;
African-American congregational leadership and development; and
African-American youth ministry.
New Initiatives to preserve longevity of Africa-American churches.
The programmatic use of this fund must benefit African-American congregations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and its constituent communities within the geographic bounds of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. The Jubilee Fund Committee receives, reviews, and processes applications for Jubilee Funds and forwards recommendations for awards through the Grants/Awards Committee of Synod Assembly. The Jubilee Fund is a Synod designated fund.
Please review the three linked documents to apply and contact the Synod staff for assistance, if needed.
The Old Jubilee Health Center in Henderson, NC.
The Jubilee Trust Fund was set up with the proceeds from the sale of the building.
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