MISSION, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
The Strategic Ministries Grants fund collaborative efforts in the Presbytery that support the strategic vision and ministry goals of the Presbytery within and beyond our congregations and encourage broad mission and discipleship efforts within the Presbytery.
Who can apply? Project proposals for these Strategic Ministry Grants are envisioned as broader than the work or needs of a single congregation, ministry site, or leader, but neither are they the exclusive responsibility of the Presbytery structure. Thus, project proposals could come from a group of congregations working together, from formal Presbytery groups or committees, from Presbytery officers or staff, or from an informal, grass-roots group within the Presbytery with an idea and passion for ministry. Additionally, the Presbytery could approach congregations and/or groups of leaders with proposals for partnership and, in that way, build a joint application.
What projects qualify? Projects that focus on the strategic vision and ministry goals of the Presbytery to support congregations, equip leaders, govern effectively, and dismantle systems that promote social and economic inequities and racism.
How large are the grants? No pre-determined limit on dollar amount. The size and scope of the ministry goals of the proposed project will help determine the amount, funding structure, and timeline of any grant.
How can you apply? Apply using the following two step process.
Step 1 – Letter of Interest: Submit a Letter of Interest to the Mission, Scholarship, and Grants Committee using the Strategic Ministries Grant Letter of Interest form that can be found by clicking on the button below with the same title.
Step 2 – Full Application: After the Mission, Scholarship, and Grants Committee reviews of the Letter of Interest and extends an invitation to apply, submit a full application using the Strategic Ministries Grant Application form that can be found by clicking on the button below with the same title.
When can you apply? Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time, and the Mission, Scholarship, and Grants Committee will begin its review immediately. As stated above, full applications may be submitted after receiving an invitation from the Committee.
Can you get assistance when applying? The Mission, Scholarship, and Grants Committee will help any applicant determine what whether they are eligible and how to apply.