Giving Beyond Our Walls (GBOW) Past Recipients

The following is a list of our past “Giving Beyond Our Walls” recipients.

Each item marked by an asterisk * below was a Diversity Topic Team selection, part of our “Exploring Diversity: On the Path to Understanding” 2017-2018 initiative. From the “Exploring Diversity” initiative, starting in 2018, we now have two Ministry Teams: Anti-Racism and Immigration.

For BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism) there was a financial challenge to commit to donating at least $10 for every church member, which would be matched dollar-for-dollar. Melrose UU Church far exceeded the challenge, and BLUU has received millions in grants as a result of the efforts of many UU Churches and individuals and the commitment of the UUA Board of Trustees.

Past Recipients:

2021 Friends of Melrose METCO Scholarship
350 Massachusetts
Bisexual and Transgender Youth (nAGLY)
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU)
Boston Area Gleaners
Bread of Life
Center for Coastal Studies (Cape Cod & surrounding ecosystems)
Change Is Simple
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD)
Elizabeth Stone House
Extras for Creative Reuse
Father’s Uplift
FINCA (micro-financing)
Friends of the Fells
Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund
Green Roots Chelsea
Gulf Coast Volunteers for the Long Haul
Habitat For Humanity
Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy
Homes for Our Troops
Hope For Our Sisters
Housing Families
Immigrant Learning Center
Lucy’s Love Bus
Make-A-Wish (Mass/Rhode Island)
Melrose Alliance Against Violence
Melrose FYA Community Studios “Art for All” program
Melrose Humane Society
Melrose Mayor’s Emergency Fund
MUUC Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
North Shore Alliance of Gay
Papaye Peasant Movement
Project COPE
Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM)
Texas Freedom Network

The Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL)
The Children’s Room
The Second Step
Trustees Of Reservations Massachusetts
Uncommon Threads
United Negro College Fund
UU Church Of The Philippines
UU Ministry Bethany House
UU Urban Ministry
UU Urban Ministry Renewal House
UUSC/UUA Refugee Crisis Fund
VISIONS (promotes diversity)
Women for Afghan Women
Year Up