“I was moved by the care and consideration that was given to every grant application,” says Scott Brubacher, Executive Director. “Once again, we saw how the breadth of knowledge and experience that our Directors bring from across the country is essential to the review process, helping to highlight regional considerations that are relevant to our final decisions.”
“The Foundation seeks to be a leader in funding transformational ministry,” says Scott Brubacher. “Fulfilling that objective demands that we grow a culture of abundance, supporting those churches that are reaching beyond their walls. Whether in a rural village, a small town, or a major urban centre, virtually every Anglican church is situated in the heart of a community that has needs, if we open our hearts to the call. AFC’s Community Ministries Fund seeks to build the church’s capacity to respond to these needs.”
“Hollyer house is named in honor of John Hollyer, a parishioner who would routinely take people off the streets and give them what he called a hand up,” says the Ven. Katherine Otley. “It didn’t always work but that never stopped him trying.” Hollyer left his estate to the church, and his gift funded the feasibility study that set the church on a path to a major redevelopment of the site of its underutilized rectory.