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Grants offered through the Virginia Conference and others

Church & Society Grants

Learn more about grants offered by the General Board of Church & Society.

Common Table: Conference Benevolence Grants

Conference Benevolence Grants are for connectional ministries beyond the local level to cover administrative expenses. They are funded through the Conference Benevolence apportionment from local churches. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Connectional Ministries.
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Common Table: Special and Sustaining Grants

SPECIAL PROGRAM GRANTS (formerly the Commission on Ethnic Local Church Concerns grants and the Common Table “Healing the Hurts” grants) are designed for programs outside of normal conference and local church funding processes. They are intended to provide funding for the first three years of innovative programs of tangible and caring outreach that is beyond a local church’s current financial resources.
SUSTAINING PROGRAM GRANTS are designed for programs outside of normal conference and local church funding processes. They are intended to provide funding for the sustaining of innovative programs of tangible and caring outreach that is beyond a local church’s current financial resources. They are for churches of all ethnic groups and should help the church requesting the funding to relate to the ethnic groups within its community.
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Disabilities

The Virginia conference offers Program and Accessibility Grants. Learn more…

Oldham Little Church Foundation – Facility Completion Grants

Oldham Little Church Foundation is a private foundation which funded grants in excess of $1,037,000 to small, evangelical Protestant churches throughout the United States in 2020. Since our founding in 1949, we have provided over 16,900 Facility Completion Grants totaling over $47 million for church renovations, repairs, and new construction projects. Learn more…

Virginia United Methodist Foundation Grants (including Hanna Grant and Micah Grant)

Learn more about grants offered by the Virginia United Methodist Foundation.

Religion and Race Grants

The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) has the CORR Action Fund (CAF) grant program that will support creative initiatives that will transform the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the world. The 2022-2023 grant program will provide up to $10,000 to fund projects that increase intercultural competency and support vital conversations about race, cultural diversity, and systemic equity leading to action.

UMC churches and other UMC entities are invited to apply for funding by submitting a proposal that:
• demonstrates bold and innovative thinking,
• reaches more people, younger people, and more diverse people,
• results in long-term change that could be replicated in other local churches, districts, conferences, or other entities within the UMC, and
• utilizes existing GCORR resources.
The CAF grant program was established by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church for the empowerment of diversity, inclusion, and racial justice work both inside and outside the Church.

Applications are now open. This grant application cycle closes November 15, 2022. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.gcorr.org/CAF. CONTACT: Jeehye Kim Pak, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing, 202-495-2949, [email protected]

United Methodist Communications Grants

New church start grants. Learn more…

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