The United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania annually awards a limited number of grants to local churches and affiliated agencies of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference. These grants are intended for programs and ministries, including the operating expenses and supplies necessary for those programs or ministries. Grants are not awarded for building repair, replacement, or expansion. The ultimate goal of the grant program is to provide sufficient support so that these ministries will become self-sustaining into the future.


Before completing an application, please carefully review both our Grant Guidelines and How to Apply to ensure that the project or program for which you are applying meets the requirements of the Foundation's grant program. 


2021 Grant Applications will be accepted between March 26, 2021 and April 26, 2021. Check back during this window for the 2021 grant application. 


Applications received either before or after the application window will not be considered. All applications for Foundation grants must be submitted electronically via email to using the Grant Application Form.


Recipients of UM Foundation grants are asked to submit Grant Progress Reports early in the year following the award. Progress Reports are available here.


Please contact us if you have any questions about Foundation grants or the grant application process.





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The Stewart Endowment 

Grant Guidelines

How to Apply