TMF received a grant of $1 million from the Lilly Endowment to help launch C3. The grant will enable TMF to deepen and expand its work with congregations using ‘five adaptive muscles’ congregations must develop in order to thrive.
On March 17, 2020, the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic ceased face-to-face medical appointments. It was a difficult and necessary decision that could have upended their services without a well-conceived transition plan.
When providers started shuttering in March, the Coalition for the Homeless asked The Beacon to step up and fill the gap. Without hesitation, they agreed. “We took a leap of faith to do this work before any extra funding came,” CEO Becky Landes said.
Starting in March, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed our normal way of life. As churches and non-profit organizations seek to serve their communities in creative ways in the midst of this pandemic, TMF is walking alongside them.
When the leaders of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank applied for a grant from TMF, they envisioned those dollars helping them open a food FARMacy. COVID-19 changed those plans as they now work to feed thousands of families in El Paso each week.
With so many families struggling, Nathan wanted to do something that would make a difference. His best friend, Lucas Marr, did too. When they saw the Furlough Kitchen in Dallas, a pop-up collaboration that got meals to needy people...
"The funding through TMF has been critical to our operations and makes a significant difference to families and individuals who need our services the most, especially during this pandemic that has left so much uncertainty in people’s lives."
When Rev. Heikes was learning about TMF’s Grant Ministry, Jacki Lammert left her with one question. If money was not an object, what would you do for the Kingdom of God? It was the kind of question that spurred innovation and excitement.