Unity Worldwide Ministries’ (UWM) Loaves & Fishes Fund was created in March 2020 as a way to respond to the financial effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on our Unity communities. The project began when UWM’s South Central Region made a donation of $20,000 and the UWM Board of Trustees agreed to match this donation and any other donations from the regions up to a total of $100,000. In the event that donations from the regions do not total $100,000, UWM will still donate a total of $100,000 to the Loaves & Fishes Fund. These monies are specifically to help with operating expenses during this unsettled time. This fund is seen as a short-term, specific to this pandemic fund.
The Loaves & Fishes Fund is the second UWM project that makes money available to member churches. The other project is the HUG (Help Unity Grow) Fund, which makes loans and grants available to Unity church activities that expand and grow the Unity movement. The HUG Fund is barred from providing funds for operating expenses and is an ongoing fund.
(Revised October 13, 2020)