Thanks to a generous gift from the Anne Warren Smith Trust (Rev. Amy Beltaine, TTE), the UUMA established a fund to provide financial assistance to Unitarian Universalist religious professionals who wish to access spiritual direction. In the last year we have been able to distribute $3200 dollars to 18 people through the fund. In accord with the fund guidelines, participants have used the financial assistance for accessing spiritual accompaniment with an accredited spiritual director who works in compliance with the professional code of ethics set forth by Spiritual Directors International or another equivalent body. As of this time, we have disbursed all the resources in the fund.