Ministry Grants

Ministry Grants

The Foundation awards a limited number of small grants to Nebraska churches and affiliated agencies of the Great Plains United Methodist Conference. Through these awards of grant dollars, we seek to enhance and expand these ministries. The ultimate goal is to provide assistance, whether it be a one-time grant or a grant that will help a ministry become self-sustaining. 

These grants are made only for programs and activities (including operating expenses and supplies) necessary for those programs or activities. They are not made for building repair, replacement, or expansion. The grants awarded for smaller ministries come from the Foundation’s “Gifts From the Heart” Endowment Fund.  

Foundation grant awards are reviewed by the Foundation's Stewardship Committee. The Committee makes a recommendation to the full Board of Directors to be voted on at the October board meeting. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about Foundation grants or the grant application process. 

The application is available every year beginning June 1st, with a deadline of September 30th.  Grant awards are mailed to churches by December. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.