Easter Offering Recipients

The Easter Offering grants help these organizations continue the work they do every day to assist those in need and act as the voice of the marginalized and oppressed. You can give to the Easter Offering online here.

2022 Easter Offering Grant Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of over 500 donors, the Marble Easter Offering raised 99% of its 2022 goal of $220,000. Those helped include the UNICEF program alleviating critical health and hunger needs in Afghanistan, an organization helping asylum applicants at our southern border, and several organizations meeting the hunger challenges in New York City.

Gratitude abounds from Easter Offering recipients. Keabetsoe Sekoboto, director of Setshabelo Family and Child Services which Marble has long supported, wrote: “Blessed is the hand that gives because it will receive abundantly. We are trusting the Lord to continue giving us the wisdom to be good stewards of these resources.” She noted: “Each year SFCS has gained a stronger presence in Botshabelo and in South Africa and it is because of stakeholder partnerships that we are able to strengthen parents and preserve families in the best interest of children.” The grant comes at a difficult time for South Africa where the unemployment rate for those 15-24 is 64 percent.

“The staff of Green America wanted you and your Marble Collegiate Church Community to know how much we appreciate your support of our organization and our Climate Victory Gardens campaign,” wrote Kathy Harget of Green America, a first-time recipient of a Marble Easter Offering grant.

Over 1 million New York City residents are food insecure. “Your support, and that of the entire Marble Collegiate congregation, means so much to our clients as they move from life on the streets to the stability and security of a home of their own,” wrote Ann Marie Walker of Urban Pathways.

Gratitude has been the basis of the Marble Easter Offering for more than five decades. Al Minderman, a virtual member of Marble’s congregation and one of the newest members of the Marble Benevolence Committee, observed: “As a new member of Marble, living in the Midwest, I was grateful to have an opportunity to learn first-hand about challenges faced by people in urban areas. The most impressive thing I witnessed was the gratitude expressed by recipient organizations. More importantly, I saw the strong desire by individuals to show their gratitude, and use the help from Marble, not as a handout, but a hand up, that they can use to help lift themselves to a better tomorrow”.

View the 2022 Easter Offering Recipients

As Acts 4:32 reported: “The whole congregation of believers was united as one—one heart, one mind! They didn’t even claim ownership of their own possessions. No one said, “That’s mine; you can’t have it.” They shared everything. - Acts 4:32 (MSG)

2021 Easter Offering Grant Recipients

  • Blanton Peale Institute
  • Books for Kids
  • Bowery Mission
  • CASA
  • Center for Hearing and Communication
  • Center-Sunset Park
  • Church of Holy Apostles
  • Daniel's Music Foundation
  • Emmaus House
  • Episcopal Actors' Guild
  • Find Aid for the Aged
  • Food Bank for New York City
  • Fresh Youth Initiatives
  • GrowNYC
  • Global Kids
  • Harlem Family Institute
  • Health Advocates for Older People
  • Housing Plus
  • LIFT-Legal Information for Family
  • Little Sisters of the Assumption
  • Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital-Adolescent Health Center
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness NY (NAMI)
  • New York Cares
  • One World Girl
  • Osborne Association
  • Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)
  • Promise Project
  • Safe Passage Project
  • Search and Care
  • Trinity Community Connection
  • Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Urban Outreach Center/Jan Hus
  • Urban Pathways
  • Visions - Services for the Blind
  • Women for Afghan Women
  • Al Amana Center
  • My Brothers Workshop
  • Poor Peoples Campaign
  • Thistle Farms
  • Engage Burkina
  • International Justice Mission
  • Partners for Relief and Development
  • Setshabelo MES/Mould Empower Serve
  • South Africa HIV/AIDS Collaboration
  • PS 30 Tutorial and Cultural Program

2020 Easter Offering Grant Recipients

  • Blanton Peale Institute
  • Bowery Mission
  • Books for Kids
  • CASA
  • Center-Sunset Park
  • Center for Hearing and Communication
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • Cornelia Connelly Center
  • Fresh Youth Initiative
  • GrowNYC
  • Harlem Family Institute
  • Housing Plus
  • Institute For Music and Neurologic Function
  • LIFT - Legal Information for Family
  • Little Sisters of the Assumption
  • Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital - Adolescent Health Center
  • National Alliance Mental Illness NY (NAMI)
  • New York Cares
  • One World Girl
  • Pets are Wonderful Support (PAWS)
  • Promise Project
  • Safe Passage Project
  • Trinity Community Connection
  • Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • VSIONS - Services for the Blind
  • Women for Afghan Women
  • My Brothers Workshop
  • Partners for Relief and Development
  • Poor Peoples Campaign
  • Setshabelo
  • MES
  • PS 30 Tutorial and Cultural Program

2019 Easter Offering Grant Recipients

  • Bowery Mission
  • Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
  • Center for Hearing and Communication
  • CUCS-Center for Urban Community Services
  • Children's Haven
  • Church of St. Luke in the Fields
  • Citizen's Committee for Children of NY
  • Cornelia Connelly Center
  • Episcopal Actors' Guild of America
  • Food Bank of New York
  • Fortune Society
  • Global Kids
  • Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program
  • GrowNYC
  • Harlem Family Institute
  • Health Advocates for Older People
  • Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen
  • Jan Hus
  • LIFT-Legal Information for Family
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital-Adolescent Health Center
  • Muslim Community Network
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness of NY (NAMI)
  • New York Cares
  • One World Girl
  • Operation Exodus Inner City
  • Osborne Association
  • Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)
  • Promise Project
  • QSAC, Inc.
  • Reaching Out Community Services
  • SMART-Sisterhood Mobilized for Aids
  • Search and Care
  • Strive International
  • VISIONS-Services for the Blind
  • Sunrise Movement
  • Al Amana Center/International-RCA Onam
  • Engage Burkina
  • International Justice Mission
  • MES
  • St. Thomas Reformed Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • PS 30 Tutorial and Cultural Program

2018 Easter Offering Grant Recipients

  • Al Amana Center
  • Blanton Peale Institute
  • Books for Kids Foundation
  • Bowery Mission
  • Center for Family Life in Sunset Park
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Cristo Rey NY High School
  • Daniel's Music Foundation
  • Engage Burkina
  • FIND-Aid for the Aged
  • Fresh Youth Initiatives Inc.
  • Getting Out and Staying Out
  • Habitat for Humanity New York
  • Harlem Family Institute
  • Health Advocates for Older People
  • High Water Women Foundation Inc.
  • Housing + Solutions
  • International Justice Mission
  • Jericho Project
  • MES
  • My Brothers Workshop Inc.
  • Mustard Seed Communities
  • Osborne Association
  • Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)
  • PS 30 Hernandez/Hughes
  • QSAC, Inc.
  • Room for All
  • Safe Passage Project
  • Search and Care
  • Setshabelo Family and Child Services
  • Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Collaboration (SAHAC)
  • Strive International
  • Thistle Farms Inc.
  • Trinity Community Connection
  • Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Vision Services for the Blind

Thank You from our Easter Offering Recipients:

The Easter Offering recipients have been chosen and all grant awards have been sent out. We have amassed quite a stack of thank you letters from the many grateful organizations whose missions and outreach will continue to flourish from grants provided by your generous support. Read what a few of them have to say below.

Thank you Marble Collegiate Church for supporting our efforts to provide food, clothes, shelter and, most importantly, the love the young people who come to us so desperately need means so much. The summer brings an influx of kids looking for a safe haven from the dangers lurking on the street. As a result, we have a difficult time providing life-saving help to every child who needs us. That is why this support is so important to us. Again, thank you for your generosity. May God bless you.
- Kevin Ryan, President, Covenant House New York

Our hungry neighbors come to us for food and we treat them with dignity. In our pantry, they choose for themselves from fresh, healthy and high-quality food on our shelves... Our bilingual councilors work in partnership with people to develop long term solutions to the root cause of hunger... We also work with people to transition them into the workplace. Last year over 150 of our clients found work in partnership with Madison Strategies. Our fabulous Chef Training Program provides work skills for those not quite job-ready... Nearly 75% of the graduates find work or continue their education... Thank you for the support from your congregation.
- Stewart Desmond, Executive Director, West Side Campaign Against Hunger

On behalf of the students, residents, staff, and Board of the Center Against Domestic Violence, the oldest non-profit organization established to provide residential services for those made homeless by domestic abuse, thank you for your generous support of our Camp Excel Program. It is because of you that we are able to provide exceptional residential services to youths and domestic violence survivors and their children. We appreciate having Marble Collegiate Church as an ally in the effort to end domestic violence.
- Miguel Ramirez, Program Development Associate, Center Against Domestic Violence

Thank you for helping us continue our mission to create a lasting culture of kindness with your generous grant... We will continue to use a combination of research, advocacy and education to measurably improve the quality of life for young people subjected to bullying, harassment, and humiliation.
- Sean M. Kosofsky, Executive Director, Tyler Clementi Foundation