Nelson Congregational Church is accepting applications for its Garrett-Larsen Social Justice Fund. The fund, which was created in 2019 in honor of the 19-year ministry of Rev. Dawn Garrett-Larsen in the wider Nelson community, offers grants to individuals or nonprofit organization in the Monadnock Region that demonstrate a passion for social and environmental justice, a plan to advance that cause and a need for funding.

The fund will be given away in its entirety over the next four years. In 2020, grants were awarded to Project Home, a Keene-based nonprofit that offers support and housing to families seeking asylum, and The Daily Good, which provides food and friendship to international students and immigrants in the Monadnock Region.

Any individual or nonprofit group with a strong tie to the Monadnock Region is invited to apply in writing. For 2021, one or more grants totaling $1,800 will be awarded. Recipients will be notified within four weeks of the Oct. 31 deadline.

To receive an application form and details on the process and criteria for applying, email nelson.church.clerk@gmail.com or call the church office at 603-847-3280. The guidelines and application are also available at https://www.nelsonchurch.org/social-justice-fund.

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