IS THIS GRANT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Trustees to Presbytery: Give Peace a Chance
The Board of Trustees has launched a process to provide Peacemaking Grants to congregations in amounts up to $15,000 (no grant is too small).
The Trustees are hoping to grant over $105,000 to the congregations of the presbytery over the next 12 months.
If you stop and think about it, there is a high likelihood that your congregation is involved in and can expand its involvement in peacemaking: projects that promote reconciliation, workshops on de-escalation, partnerships with others in your community that work for peace.
This grant program provides financial support for local programs/projects which deliver services that strengthen the bonds of communities, neighborhoods and families within the Presbytery of the Cascades. Due to the broad scope of this mission and the limited funds available, awards will be focused each year on a different broad service area.
Recent examples are: assisting victims of domestic violence (2017); services to aid homeless persons (2016); and supporting family literacy (2015).
Grant Limit: Varies by year and proposal but typically around $1,000
Similar grants to consider: Self Development of People
This fall’s Bisbee Fund Community Ministry grants will be dedicated to such efforts to address the special needs of the family caregivers in our communities. Applications may be found here. Learn more about the Fall 2019 Bisbee Fund Community Ministry Grant Application Click Here.
SELF DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE (SDOP)
This grant is designed to steward projects that empower people. The main emphasis of a project should be the “long-term” correction of conditions that keep people bound by poverty and oppression.
Grant Limit: $20,000
Similar grant to consider depending on project: BISBEE
Click Here for SDOP GRANT APPLICATION
Recent examples: Emergency furnace repair, facility updates for ADA compliance, fallen tree removal, limited funding for church education program needs, short-term loan to help with the costs of extensive capital projects.
Grant Limit: $10,000
Similar grants to consider: 1001 Worshiping Walton Award as below
Click Here for Barnabas-Grant-Application
Are you looking to up your church’s technology game which can translate into better congregational experiences & outreach. Technology grants can help cover the costs of incorporating live streaming tools, using visual enhancement (video projectors and/or screens), better internet connections, online giving and surveillance systems, to name a few.
Recent examples are: new TV screens in the fellowship hall; a new digital church road sign; wiring for better internet in an historic church, updating equipment for the hearing-impaired.
Grant limit: $4,000
Similar grants to consider: Barnabas Grant
Click Here for Technology-Grants-Brief-Information-Page
This grant is available to smaller congregations (typically churches with less than 150 members) which are exploring new ideas for growth and community outreach.
Recent examples are: Hosting a family shelter, intergenerational education, alternative worship service, funding to support summer neighborhood art and music camps sponsored by church.
Grant limit: $10,000
Similar grants to consider: New Ministries Team Grant
Click Here for Vitality-Grant-Application
NEW MINISTRIES TEAM GRANT
The NMT Grant exists to steward efforts within the presbytery to begin new churches and new ministries. This grant should also be considered by existing congregations hoping to revitalize their mission through developing new and alternative forms of ministry.
Recent examples are: Funding to support a youth outreach program focused on character development and mentorship; funding for the development of an ecumenical affordable housing coalition.
Grant limit: Grant amounts will depend on the project.
Similar grants to consider: Vitality Grant
Click Here for New ministries grant application
1001 NEW WORSHIPPING COMMUNITIES GRANT
1001 NWC grants are from the national church, PCUSA, to support new and varied forms of church for our changing culture. Right now, there are 3 options:
More information on these grants can be found at this link: CLICK HERE
Other opportunities to consider: There are several designated accounts that have funds available, but the funds in these accounts can only be used for the specific purpose intended–local disaster assistance, presbytery hunger program, and Lectionary Seminar. Contact the presbytery office for more details on these sources of funding.