Each year since 2005, UUCF members have donated $1,500-$3,000 a month to local, national and international charities through our Share the Plate program. Share the Plate contributes half of cash and 100% of designated checks from each service’s collection plate to organizations nominated by UUCF members and pledging friends. UUCF Share the Plate collections are designed to raise awareness within the congregation about local, regional, national and international social justice concerns and at the same time give congregants the chance to financially support a wide variety of social justice organizations. The Social Justice Council (SJC) reviews nominated organizations each November for designation in the following year. The SJC selects the recipients based on their compatibility with the UUCF Strategic Plan, including the Five Pillars of Social Justice. If you have a not-for-profit organization that stirs your passion, we invite you to nominate it for Share the Plate.


2019 Share the Plate recipients

Past Share the Plate recipients

Beacon House, SCAN of Northern Virginia, Mamatoto Village, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, No Child Goes Hungry, Earth Sangha, Rebuilding Together, UU-UNO, Fellowship Square Foundation, OAR Fairfax, Fairfax County Court-Appointed Special Advocates, UU Service Committee, Virginia Center for Public Safety