Sharing God’s Goodness

Sharing God’s Goodness Giving Circle – impacting the local African American Community. We care about our community and understand the power of giving together to impact community needs.

Our Story

Throughout COVID, we watched frontline-Christian ministries extend their hours and stretch their staff to meet their many additional demands. We saw a true need to increase resources for smaller ministries and non-profits serving the local African American Community. For years, we have seen the strength of neighborhood networks surrounding African American churches. Many have stepped in to establish and help smaller ministries, yet these ministries remain significantly underfunded.  We believe that the Sharing God’s Goodness Giving Circle can make a significant difference in the lives of those served and those in service. Join us as we extend God’s love and generosity throughout our community. We will make an impact together.

Planning Committee

  • Marcellus Barnes, Sr.
  • Gary Hathaway
  • Herbert “Book” McCray
  • Rev. Adam E. McKee III
  • Melissa C. McKeldin
  • Madelene Miller
  • Oliver Richmond
  • Tabi Upton

Our Mission

We inspired by Biblically based generosity, to support small area ministries and non-profits that are African American led and/or meeting the needs of African Americans.

Our Vision

A kingdom-focused giving collaboration to come alongside those in greatest need to provide hope and a pathway for a better tomorrow.

Our Values

We believe that:

  • God calls us to respond to the things that break His heart.
  • We are to encourage those who are hurting as an extension of God’s love and generosity.
  • Our community is filled with impactful Christian ministries that are making a difference in the lives others yet are significantly underfunded.

Our Role

We partner with community allies to strengthen the ministry and outreach of small organizations that show God’s love throughout Chattanooga’s African American community.

Who Will Our Grants Serve?

  • Small local non-profits with operating budgets of $100,000 or less and churches with a program budget of $100,000 or less.
  • Members will nominate up to two potential grant recipients a year.

Our Timeline (’22-’23)

November 15 to March 15, 2023: Membership encouraged

Early January 2023: Members to date nominate orgs for grant consideration

Mid-January 2023: Leadership team invites organizations to apply

February 15, 2023: Deadline for grant applications

March 2023: Members vote electronically for 2023 grantees

April 24, 2023: Community Celebration & Introduction of 2023 Grantees at Greater Tucker Baptist Church, 1115 North Moore Road, 37411.

Get Involved

There are four ways for you to get involved:

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— Making a one-time gift

— Joining our Giving Circle

— Attending social gatherings with others who are passionate about generosity