Grants

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Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
Grants from General Church Agencies
Check out the General Board of Discipleship website at www.gbod.org or call 877-899-2780
Grants for Congregational Development go to General Board of Discipleship website
www.gbod.org/ethnic
Go to the Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns Funding Request 2005-2008 Information Booklet and
Application Form (pdf)
Grants and Scholarships for Young People Ministries go to General Board of Discipleship website
www.gbod.org/youngpeople/grants
Contact the Grants Coordinator at 877-899-2780 ext 7184
Go to Grants and Scholarship to view all the possibilities. There are 2 special grant opportunities: One
Grant for Youth Service Fund and One for Ministries with Young People. There are also opportunities
for scholarships i.e.; The Richard S. Smith Scholarship.
Check out the General Board of Global Ministries website at www.gbgm-umc.org or call 800-862-4246
General Board of Global Ministries
1-800-UMC-GBGM or 1-800-862-4246
The United Methodist Church
Email: [email protected]
475 Riverside Drive - New York, New York 10115
Grants and Funding for:
- Hunger and Poverty
- Congregational Development
- Urban Ministry
- Communities of Shalom
- Community Ministry
- Racial and Ethnic Ministries
- Hispanic Ministries
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/education/scholarships/?search=grants
For example there are five scholarships and grants available through the Health and Welfare
program:
 The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund
 The Hispanic Leadership Development Fund
 The Harry R. Kendall Hospital and Home Fund for Leadership Development
Scholarships and Project Grants
 Accessibility Grants
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/cim/programs/shalom/resources/?search=grants
 The National Shalom Committee, in consultation with the General Board of Global
Ministries, is responsible for developing and coordinating the Shalom strategy. This role
includes advising the Initiative regarding new annual conference applications; evaluation of
the overall Initiative; liaison to annual conference and general conference leadership; and
securing funding resources.
 The General Board of Global Ministries is responsible for overall coordination and
resourcing of the Shalom Initiative.
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
Grants for Church & Society go to www.umc-gbcs.org/elc
Go to Ethnic Local Church Grant for a downloadable application
The General Board of Church and Society is pleased to offer a special initiative of $94,000 in direct grant
assistance for church work that addresses environmental racism, protection of women and children, rights
to health care, economic development, immigration and global sustainability in the aftermath of
hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other natural disasters. Emphasis must be placed on projected outcomes
leading to systemic change as they relate to diverse racial and ethnic communities
Scholarships and Loans
General Board of Higher Education and Ministries
www.gbhem.org
615-340-7400
Scholarship Department 615-340-7344
Loan Department 615-340-7346
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a church wide educational service providing
scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these
scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.
For additional information, write, phone, fax or email to:
General Board Of Higher Education And Ministry
Office Of Loans And Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville TN 37203-0007
e-mail:
[email protected]
[email protected]
fax: 615-340-7367
Scholarships
Go to www.umhef.org to find out about the many scholarship opportunities available.
Contact the Coordinator for the foundation at 615-340-7385
UMHEF annually provides scholarship opportunities for eligible students.
Annual Conference Scholarship Program
Foundation Merit Scholars Program
Triple/Double Your Dollars for Scholars Program
The September 11 Memorial Scholarship
Other Scholarships
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
http://www.gbod.org/youngpeople/grants/grants.htm
A Brighter Future for Children and Youth
United Methodist Women
Leadership Development Grants
Crusade Scholarships/Leadership Development
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Dr, Room 1503
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115
212-870-3738; Fax 212-870-3736
New York, NY 10115
212-870-3787; Fax: 212-870-3932
[email protected]
[email protected]
Older Adult Ministries Grants
Center on Aging and Older Adult Ministries
Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development
Grants
General Board of Discipleship
PO Box 340003
Health and Welfare Ministries
General Board of Global Ministries
Nashville, TN 37203-0003
615-340-7177; Fax 615-340-7071
475 Riverside Dr, Room 330
New York, NY 10115
[email protected]
212-870-3871; Fax 212-870-3624
TDD: 212-870-3709
Assembly Offering Fund
United Methodist Women
[email protected]
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Dr, Room 1503
Hispanic Leadership Development Grants
Health and Welfare Ministries
New York, NY 10115
212-870-3738; Fax 212-870-3736
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Dr, Room 330
[email protected]
New York, NY 10115
212-870-3871; Fax 212-870-3624
Call to Prayer and Self-Denial
TDD: 212-870-3709
[email protected]
United Methodist Women
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Dr, Room 1503
New York, NY 10115
Harry R. Kendall Grants
Health and Welfare Ministries
212-870-3738; Fax 212-870-3736
[email protected]
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Dr, Room 330
Ethnic Local Church Grants
New York, NY 10115
212-870-3871; Fax 212-870-3624
Office of Resourcing Congregational Life
General Board of Church and Society
TDD: 212-870-3709
[email protected]
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Historical Research Grants
202-488-5611; Fax 202-544-0390
[email protected]
General Commission on Archives and History
PO Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940-0127
973-408-3189; Fax: 973-408-3909
[email protected]
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
Ethnic Local Church Concerns Grants
Local Ecumenical Initiatives Fund Grant
Racial and Ethnic Ministries
General Board of Discipleship
General Commission on Christian Unity and
Interreligious Concerns
PO Box 340003
Nashville, TN 37203-0003
475 Riverside Dr., Room 1300
New York, NY 10115-0122
615-340-7050; Fax 615-340-1723
[email protected]
Toll free: 800-653-8936
212-749-3553; Fax: 212-749-3556
[email protected]
Peace with Justice Grants
Office of Peace with Justice
General Board of Church and Society
Minority Group Self-Determination Fund
General Commission on Religion and Race
100 Maryland Ave, NE, Room 230
Washington, DC 20002
100 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20002
202-488-5645; Fax 202-488-5639
[email protected]
202-547-4828 or 202-547-2271
Fax: 202-547-0358
[email protected]
Grants for Handicapped Access
Health and Welfare Ministries
General Board of Global Ministries
United Methodist Men
General Commission on United Methodist Men
475 Riverside Dr, Room 330
New York, NY 10115
PO Box 340006
Nashville, TN 37203-0006
212-870-3870; Fax 212-870-3624
[email protected]
615-340-7136; Fax: 615-340-1770
Email: [email protected]
Community and Institutional Ministries
General Board of Global Ministries
Ethnic In-Service Training
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1543
New York, NY 10115
PO Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
212-870-3843; Fax 212-870-3948
[email protected]
614-340-7436; Fax: 615-340-7379
[email protected]
NFAAUM Endowment Fund
National Federation of Asian-American United
Methodists
300 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510-836-0993; Fax: 510-836-0995
[email protected]
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
NON-UNITED METHODIST RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
Church Women United
Church Women United
475 Riverside Dr, Room 1626
New York, NY 10115
Toll free: 800-298-5551
212-870-2347; Fax 212-870-2338
[email protected]
www.churchwomen.org
Worship Renewal Grants Program
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Lilly Endowment
PO Box 88068
Indianapolis, IN 46208-0068
317-924-5471
The Pew Charitable Trusts
2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077
215-575-9050
Email: [email protected]
www.pewtrusts.com
The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street
New York, NY 10003-3076
Toll free: 800-424-9836
212-620-4230; Fax: 212-807-3677
www.fdncenter.org
www.lillyendowment.org
The Grantsmanship Center
1125 W. Sixth Street, Fifth Floor
Faith in Action
PO Box 17220
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PO Box 2316
Princeton, NJ 08543
Toll free: 888-631-9989
www.rwjf.org
Toll free: 800-421-9512
213-482-9860; Fax: 213-482-9863
Email: [email protected]
www.tgci.com
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/education/scholarships/?search=grants
There are five scholarships and grants available through the Health and Welfare program. All application deadlines are on June
30 every year. Call 212-870-3871 for your application.
The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund
The Hispanic Leadership Development Fund
The Harry R. Kendall Hospital and Home Fund for Leadership Development Scholarships and Project Grants
Accessibility Grants
The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund
The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund was established in 1980 by Dora Ames Lee, M.D., a Stockton, California,
physician who was a director of the then Health & Welfare Division of the General Board of Global Ministries from 1972 to 1980.
During that time, she chaired the section on health care and the Harry R. Kendall Trust Fund committee.
Guidelines for Recipient Selection for Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Grants
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The candidate must be a professed Christian, preferably a United Methodist.
The grantee must be of Asian American or Native American descent.
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Applicants for Leadership Development Grants must show proof of school enrollment. Previous grant recipients must
submit official transcripts from the college or university where they are enrolled.
Only U.S. citizens will be considered.
The candidate must prove economic need.
The candidate must receive three (3) favorable written recommendations from individuals other than family members.
The candidate must show intent to enter or continue in a health-related field.
Applications and references must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year. Grants are $2,000 per recipient.
Only five (5) grants are given per year.
The Hispanic Leadership Development Fund
In 1986, the former Health and Welfare Ministries Program Department established the Hispanic Leadership Development Fund.
Grants are made annually to persons of Hispanic descent (from North, South, and Central America and islands of the Western
Hemisphere).
Guidelines for Recipient Selection for Hispanic Leadership Development Grants
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The candidate must be a professed Christian, preferably a United Methodist.
Grantee must be of Hispanic descent (see above).
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Applicants for Leadership Development Grants must show proof of school enrollment. Previous grant recipients must
submit official transcripts from the college or university where they are enrolled.
Only U.S. citizens will be considered.
The candidate must prove economic need.
The candidate must receive three (3) favorable written recommendations from individuals other than family members.
The candidate must show intent to enter or continue in a health-related field.
Applications and references must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year. Grants are $2,000 per recipient.
The number of grants awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available.
The Harry R. Kendall Hospital and Home Fund for Leadership Development Scholarships and Project Grants
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
Harry R. Kendall was a co-owner and founder of the Washington National Life Insurance Company of Evanston, Illinois. Prior to
his death in 1958, a large part of his fortune was placed in trust with the provision that income be paid to the Board of Hospitals
and Homes of the Methodist Church and its successor organizations and used for stipulated purposes. Over $6 million has been
allocated since 1958 for worthy projects and students.
Specifically, his will states:
I direct my said Trustees to pay, not less often than semi-annually, commencing upon the date of my death and thereafter for a
period of forty years, thirty percent of the net income of the residuary trust in convenient installments unto BOARD OF
HOSPITALS AND HOMES OF THE METHODIST CHURCH, a not-for-profit corporation of Illinois to be used by it for the
following charitable purposes.
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To provide hospital service for the poor of the Negro race;
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To provide homes for needy Negro children and needy aged persons of both the white and the Negro races;
To provide for the training of leaders for charitable service in hospitals and homes caring for needy Negro children and
aged persons of the Negro race.
Guidelines for the Selection of Recipients of Harry R. Kendall Leadership Development Scholarships
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The candidate should be in the process of planning to enter the health care field or should already be a practitioner in
the health care field.
Applicants for Leadership Development Grants must show proof of school enrollment.
The candidate should be a U.S. citizen, preferably of African American descent.
The candidate should show evidence of economic need.
Positive recommendations must be given by at least three (3) references.
The candidate should affirm his/her intention of serving needy persons upon completion of study or experience.
Applications and references must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year. Grants are $2,000 per recipient.
The number of grants awarded is dependent upon the funds available.
Recipients may reapply annually for grants as long as their academic training continues. Previous grant recipients must
submit official transcripts from the college or university where they are enrolled.
Guidelines for the Selection of Harry R. Kendall Project Grants
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Long-term projects may receive funding for a maximum of four (4) consecutive years with appropriate monitoring.
Applicants must apply annually.
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Grants may be made for building projects or renovation of buildings or program emphases.
A significant number of persons benefiting from projects must be needy black children or needy black and white aged
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The grant must enable the institution or group to continue, initiate, and develop programs that would benefit the above.
The "no risk factor" should be de-emphasized in providing grants to worthy projects.
Proposals must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year in order to be considered for funding during the
following calendar year.
NOTE:
Health and Welfare Ministries staff, directors, and their relatives are not eligible to be recipients of the grants.
Accessibility Grants
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
These grants are to encourage and aid local churches to make their facilities and activities accessible to people with disabilities,
fulfilling the goal of each local church as defined in the Resolution of the 1980 General Conference, The Church and People with
Mental, Physical and/or Psychologically Handicapping Conditions.
Grants are available to United Methodist local churches and charges only. Only one grant will be made to a local church or
charge
Guidelines for the Selection of Accessibility Grants
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Evidence of satisfactory planning
Clear identification of target group the local church is attempting to reach
Access feature/program to be funded is part of a larger plan of access.
Implementation of the project, including the identification of those who are overseeing the project; has been outlined in
a logical and realistic manner.
People with handicapping conditions have been involved in the planning process.
Technical assistance to assure appropriate construction/planning has been identified.
Evidence of financial need.
Total anticipated costs and a plan of financing have been identified
Nature of the congregation and its financial commitments and limitations are clearly stated.
Evidence of congregational involvement.
Church bodies and members of the congregation are supportive of the project
Nature of the church's involvement and potential in the community have been identified.
Applications will be received up to a postmarked date of June 30.
Selection of applications meeting the specified criteria will be made, in part, on a first come, first served basis. In any instance,
this Office intends to include among the grantees local churches in all jurisdictions, in various sized congregations and
communities, and with a variety of congregational make-up. Selection will also include projects reaching people with different
handicapping conditions in a variety of ways so that, hopefully, at the end, the grantees will be inclusive of a wide range of
conditions and responses.
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/cim/programs/shalom/resources/?search=grants
Community & Institutional Ministries
Shalom Resources
People, Groups, Events:
The National Shalom Committee, in consultation with the General Board of Global Ministries,
is responsible for developing and coordinating the Shalom strategy. This role includes advising
the Initiative regarding new annual conference applications; evaluation of the overall Initiative;
liaison to annual conference and general conference leadership; and securing funding resources.
The General Board of Global Ministries is responsible for overall coordination and resourcing of the Shalom Initiative.
The Shalom Director is responsible for carrying out The United Methodist Church's Shalom strategy by developing training
materials, organizing resources to carry out Shalom ministry, communicating the resources, accomplishments and needs of the
Shalom Initiative, and overseeing General Church Shalom staff.
Senior Program Associates are responsible for leading and facilitating training programs in annual conferences as well as
providing technical assistance, site visits, and consultations for ongoing Shalom development.
Community of Shalom Training: A five-part training series is offered to churches in annual conferences that seek Community
of Shalom Development. The training series covers: theological basis of shalom; strategies for outreach ministries; multicultural
relationships; spiritual, congregational, and economic development; etc.
Funding: Through funding for church-wide initiatives, the General Advance for Christ and His Church and other grant programs,
the General Board of Global Ministries provides seed and matching grants, as funds are available.
Conference Coordinator: the individual responsible for coordinating and preparing for the conference-training program,
resourcing conference sites, and training future conference Shalom sites. This position is the most critical role initiating and
maintaining effective Shalom ministry.
Site Coordinators: responsible for the coordination and general oversight of the local Shalom Community.
North Central Jurisdiction | North Eastern Jurisdiction | South Central Jurisdiction | South Eastern Jurisdiction |
Western Jurisdiction | Central Conference
Promotional and Training Resources:
Download PDF Order Form
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Initial Consultation Manual: a comprehensive resource to assist annual conferences in creating an awareness
and interest in Communities of Shalom.
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Conference Coordinator's Manual: a must resource for all conference shalom coordinators for clear direction
and recommendations for effective administration and general oversight of Communities of Shalom.
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Site Coordinator's Manual: this step by step how to resource is available to each site coordinator to assist in
the day-to-day oversight of Shalom communities.
Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans
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Brochures: tri-fold promotional pieces
Communities of Shalom
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Communities of Shalom: Repairers of the Breach
Communities of Shalom: Where, Why, How?
Buttons: "Shalom is on the Loose" buttons are available at cost of $1.00 each (provided complimentary to
each new Shalom training.)
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Lapel Pins: Shalom lapel pins are available at a cost of $2.00 each (provided complimentary for participants in
the fifth training session's commissioning service.)
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T-Shirts (adult and kid's sizes!) Polo shirts, bags, and posters.
Download PDF Order Form
The following items are not available through the order form; call 212/870-3711 for information.
 Display presentations: Promotional displays serve as excellent resources to Annual Conferences, Jurisdictional and other
large events.
 Circle of Shalom: a newsletter
 Participant Manual: provided for each attendee participating in the five-month training series. Training is scheduled and
facilitated collaboratively with conference coordinators and national Shalom staff.
Videos are available from the Service Center online or by phone. Visit the E-store or call 212/870-3711.
 Communities of Shalom; Repairers of the Breach, a nine minute promotional video.
 Communities of Shalom; - Where, Why, How - a 13 minute training resource.
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