The Second Step, 2021 Friends of Melrose METCO Scholarship, Father’s Uplift, Bread of Life Capital Campaign: “Under One Roof”,Greater Lawrence Disaster Relief Fund, Make-A-Wish (Mass/Rhode Island), UU Urban Ministry Renewal House, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), FINCA (micro-financing), Uncommon Threads, 350 Massachusetts, United Negro College Fund, Trustees Of Reservations Massachusetts, The Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL), *Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES), *Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), *Year Up, *North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (nAGLY), *VISIONS (promotes diversity), Bread of Life, Elizabeth Stone House, Melrose Mayor’s Emergency Fund, Habitat For Humanity, Housing Families, HomeStart, Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM), Project COPE, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD), Lucy’s Love Bus, Friends of the Fells, Melrose Humane Society, Melrose Alliance Against Violence, The Children’s Room, ROCA, Papaye Peasant Movement, Hope For Our Sisters, MassBike, UUSC/UUA Refugee Crisis Fund, UU Ministry Bethany House, UU Church Of The Philippines, Extras for Creative Reuse, Gulf Coast Volunteers for the Long Haul, Center for Coastal Studies (Cape Cod & surrounding ecosystems), Boston Area Gleaners, UU Urban Ministry, Immigrant Learning Center, Homes for Our Troops, Change Is Simple, Community Legal Services and Counseling Center, MUUC Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Each item marked by an asterisk * above 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.