Grant Guidelines

(updated 2.25.21)

 

General:

 

  • • The Foundation reserves the right to reject in whole or in part any grant application that it deems to be incomplete or not in accord with its policies

  • • The decision of the Board of Directors of the Foundation regarding all awards shall be final

  • • Applications that are rejected may be re-submitted in a subsequent grant period after they have been re-written to comply with the guidelines

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    To be considered for a grant, applicants must be:

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  • • A United Methodist church or organization related to the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference or Susquehanna Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

  • • Seeking funding for an activity or project that is in keeping with the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church or organization seeking the grant

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    Priority for grant awards shall be given to requests that:

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    • • Are intended to enhance a ministry consistent with the United Methodist Foundation’s mission to complement and reinforce the stewardship ministry of the churches, organizations, and programs of the Western Pennsylvania and/or Susquehanna Annual Conferences

    •            • Are deemed to be an outreach activity to the larger community

    •            • Involve collaboration with other United Methodist entities

    •            • Have identified sources of matching funds

    •            • Are an integral part of a long-range plan for ministry in the community

    • • Are for program-related expenses, including computers and IT equipment, directly related to programming, rather than administration

    • • Meet an immediate or emergency need

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    Causes for Exclusion:

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  • •  The applicant has full funding available from another source (However, sources of matching funding are not cause for exclusion and are a positive

  •            • No method for review and evaluation

    •            • There is no evidence that the governing body of the organization             

    •            endorses the project or activity

  • • Capital items or building improvements not deemed essential

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    Grant amounts and terms:

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  • • Grants may be renewable depending on funding sources and quality and scope of the activity or project

  • • Grants may be made conditional upon certain requirements being met and documented to the Foundation’s satisfaction and all awardees shall report annual progress to the Foundation

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If you have any questions regarding the guidelines for the Foundation's Grant Program, please contact us