Grant Stories

Since 1999 the Foundation has granted nearly $800,000 to more than 200 local churches and ministries. Below you can encounter the stories of several grant recipients, thanks to our partnership with the Emmy Award-winning Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries and their Different Drummers program. For information about the grants ministry and to apply, visit the main “Grants” page.

Rochelle UMC Block Party, Rochelle UMC


Prince of Peace Backpacks, Prince of Peace UMC, Elk Grove Village


Ministry Center for Immigrants and Refugees, three UMCs: West Ridge Community and Indo-Pak, Chicago, and Christ, Deerfield


Aiming for Success, Southlawn UMC, Chicago


Staycation Mission Camp, Faith UMC, Genoa


Artist in Residence, Grace UMC, Chicago


Public Library, Chana UMC


Theater On the Edge, Epworth UMC, Chicago


Before and After School Programs, Crete UMC
Part One

Part Two


Puppet Ministry, Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Oswego

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