St. John's Episcopal Church


The Rev. Alfred R. Shands, III established the St. John's Episcopal Church Community Fund in 1985 to extend the church's ministry throughout the Harbor Springs area.  Since then, the Fund has contributed $1,139,030 to worthy charities.  In 2020, the Church awarded $88,000 to these agencies:

  • ​Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Michigan - GOS Grant
  • Child Abuse Council of CharEm Counties - Youth Thrive Curriculum Grant
  • Children & Family Services of Northern Michigan- COVID Supplies Grant
  • Harbor Hut Youth Pantry - Harbor Hut in Harbor Springs Middle School Grant
  • Friendship Centers of Emmet County - Grant toward Meals On Wheels
  • Harbor Springs School System - Grant for Scholarships for Blackbird Child Care Center and Harborage
  • Manna Food Project - Food 4 Kids Grant
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital - Patient Assistance Program Grant
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital - Children's Bereavement Program Grant
  • The Nehemiah Project - Flooring replacement in Grace House Grant
  • Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity - Grant to finish Luce St. Home in Oden
  • Presbyterian Villages of Michigan - Grant for commercial equipment
  • Women's Resource Center Of Northern Michigan - Grant toward purchase of security system
  • Women's Resource Center Of Northern Michigan - Grant toward therapeutic counseling

Qualifying agencies may apply for grants to support specific needs and projects by contacting St. John's for an application at P.O. Box 52, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. Grant applications are mailed in the spring.