We allocate 20% of our collections for tithing (donations) to social justice causes. Our members are invited to nominate charitable, justice-oriented, and philanthropic organizations to be the recipients of our tithes.
Every three months, our Social Justice Committee meets to vet the nominated organizations, evaluating them in the context of community priorities, urgency of need, past relationships, and other factors. They then usually select two for funding--one local and one that serves a wider regional, national or international area.
Here are some of the organizations that we've funded:
Dayton Food Bank
Dayton Urban Ministry Foundation
Jefferson Street Oasis
Voices of Our Fathers Legacy Fund
CSI El Salvador Romero Community
Haitian Order, Little Sisters of St. Therese
Global Fund For Children
League of Women Voters of Ohio
We also maintain a long-standing commitment of $5,000 annually for the CityHeart Program.