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. 


Applications for 2019 grants were accepted from Friday, March 1, 2019 until the deadline of 11:59 PM on Monday, April 1, 2019. 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. Recipients of 2018 grants were required to submit their Grant Progress Report no later than February 15, 2019. 


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