Helping others in need and serving the greater community — whether local, statewide, national or international — are the goals of the Good Samaritan Society’s Social Accountability grant program.
Each year since the program began in 2010, the Society has awarded $100,000 in grants to its centers nationwide. Grants are awarded to projects that best meet the program’s core goals; once allocated, the funds are used by recipients in developing their social accountability projects.
Struggling families have food, scared children have comfort blankets, seniors have new wellness opportunities, and historic buildings have been restored, all thanks to Good Samaritan Society center donations that were made possible through this grant program.
“In the Good Samaritan Society, everything we do organizationally and individually is a response to God’s love,” says Bill Kubat, the Society’s director of mission integration and chairman of the Social Accountability committee. “Our mission is accomplished not only through operations at our campus locations, but also by serving the greater community. This grant program allows us to serve that community by helping others in need.”
The program also establishes an important link between Society centers and the communities in which they operate. Center staff members fulfilling basic needs for low-income children and community members working together to pack meals for people in need are just a few of the many inspiring stories that have risen through the Social Accountability program.