News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, March 29, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, March 29, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, March 29, 2018
Applications sought for Pulliam Social Justice Grants

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine (UUCC) has announced its application timetable and deadlines for the 2018 Deborah Pulliam Social Justice Grants. These Grants are made annually by the UUCC to honor the memory and commitments of Deborah Pulliam, a longtime benefactor of the UUCC and other social justice causes.

“This is one of the more exciting activities of our congregation,” the Reverend Margaret Beckman, the UUCC’s Minister, said in a news release. “Deborah’s commitment to social justice on all levels has been an inspiration not only to the UUCC, but to the entire state of Maine. We would be derelict if we did not carry on in her name.”

Pulliam Social Justice Grants have ranged from $1,000 to $5,000. This year the UUCC will work with two other Unitarian Universalist Congregations—in Belfast and in Ellsworth—in seeking and evaluating grant applications.

The UUCC has established a deadline of June 1 for this year’s Pulliam Social Justice Grant applications. Information on how to apply for the Grants may be found on the UUCC’s website:, under “Ministries”. Successful grantees must be listed as either a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization with the IRS, or have a similarly-listed organization as their sponsor. The grants will be announced on or before September 1.