Almost $700,00 awarded since 2003 The Behrens Fund—a ministry of Saint Barnabas’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth— is offering $50,000 in 2022 grants to help nonprofit organizations locally, in the Episcopal Diocese and in other areas with their humanitarian work. Grants range from $1,500 to $25,000. Since the program was established in 2003, almost $700,000 has been awarded to qualified applicants. Invitation to apply “We encourage organizations to apply for grants for meaningful projects that can significantly help people in need,” said Don Johnson, chairman of the Behrens Fund Committee. “For example, in Falmouth we helped Belonging To Each Other shelter the homeless and the Falmouth Service Center provide needed resources to low-income families. In Guatemala we funded the Maya Childcare Center’s work with impoverished families.” Grant applications are due April 15, 2022. Forms are available from the office of Saint Barnabas’s Memorial Episcopal Church at 91 Main Street, Falmouth, across from the village green or by sending an email request to email@example.com. A history of commitment Well-known local philanthropists Virginia and Henry Behrens, who had moved to Falmouth shortly after World War II, were active members of the community. Their efforts supported Woods Hole research, the Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth Hospital and Saint Barnabas’s church where Henry Behrens served as treasurer and a member of the vestry. Following his death in 2000, Saint Barnabas’s was named in his will as the beneficiary of an $800,000 endowment that became the basis of the Behrens Fund.Over the years, dozens of worthy nonprofit organizations have benefitted from the generous endowment. For more information on Behrens Fund grants, contact the church office at 508-548-3863.