The timeframe to submit grant applications to The General Board of Church and Society is August 1, 2022 to September 16, 2022 via our new online application system opening on our website (Grants page) August 1, 2022.

Funding is provided through three grant programs

  1. Ethnic Local Church Grants focus on the self-identified needs of ethnic local churches and persons as they address one or more chronic social issues or concerns.
  2. Human Relations Day Grants support advocacy and community engagement aimed at uplifting the right of all God’s children to realize their potential in right relationship with one another.
  3. Peace with Justice Grants support programs and projects that witness to God’s demands for a faithful, just, disarmed, and secure world.

What to Expect When Applying for a Grant

Applicants are asked to provide (1) a program/project summary, (2) budget and supporting documentation including no fewer than two references and (3) a letter from the Resident Bishop. Complete criteria and required documentation are provided on the application.

Grants awards range from $2000 – $5000. None of money can be used to fund individual scholarships, salaries, purchase of equipment, purely administrative costs, or direct delivery of services.

Funding decisions for all qualified applications will be made at the GBCS Board of Directors Meeting in October, 2022 and announced shortly thereafter.

Please note that applicants must use our new online application system opening August 1, 2022. If you have previously submitted an application, please re-apply using the revised form. Only complete applications with all required documentation will be considered.

Questions? Contact us by email: grants@umcjustice.org