The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock is unique among UU congregations in having its own fully-staffed grant making program. Drawing upon the generous bequest of Caroline Veatch, the UU Veatch Program at Shelter Rock supports organizations that put Unitarian Universalist principles into practice. The Veatch Program funds Unitarian Universalist and community organizations working on a variety of issues in different parts of the country. A professional staff works with the elected Board of Governors to fund organizations advancing public policies and grassroots level organizing that addresses the root of social problems.
Briefly summarized, the mission of the UU Veatch Program at Shelter Rock is to “provide support for efforts within the religious and spiritual mission of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock where their purposes are best served by outside agencies acting under the Veatch Program and the Congregation.”