ShareCollectionHandsUUAA Sharing the Collection Program

On the first Sunday of each month the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor donates our collection to nonprofit community service organizations in the furtherance of their important work.

Applications are accepted during the month of October for the funding period beginning the following January.  Non-profits wishing to be considered for our Sharing the Collection program should contact complete this simple form.  We will email the application once it is ready (in October).  Non-profit organizations that serve or advocate for predominately disadvantaged families and individuals living in Washtenaw County are urged to apply.

The 2019 Sharing the Collection team facilitators are:
Janet Duncan, Casey Jackson, Glenn Kime, Fran Lyman, Bob Dinan (chair)


The following nonprofits have been selected to be the recipients of the 2019 first Sunday collections.

Jan. 6

Friends in Deed


Feb. 3

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washtenaw County


Mar. 3

Michigan UU Social Justice Network (MUUSJN)


Apr. 7

Children’s Literacy Network


May 5

Habitat for Humanity


June 2

Foundations Preschool


July 7

Community Action Network (CAN)


Aug. 4

Religious Action for Affordable Housing (RAAH)


Sep. 8

Washtenaw Literacy


Oct. 6

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)


Nov. 3

IHN/Alpha House


Dec. 1

SOS Community Services



To see lists of nonprofits who were recipients in previous years, please follow this link.

 For more info about our outstanding UUAA Sharing the Collection program, contact Bob Dinan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Selection Criteria: The Sharing the Collection program is guided by the second of the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism: Justice and compassion in human relations.

Amount of Award: We cannot specify the exact amount that will be awarded since it is based on the amount placed in the collection basket on the designated Sunday. Past experience indicates that the award will fall within the range of $1000-$2500.

Deadline: Applications are accepted October 1- 31 of each year. You will be notified by the end of November regarding the status of your application.

Click here to apply for "Sharing the Collection".