For information about the grants ministry and to apply, visit the main “Grants” page.
Since 1999 the Foundation has granted $1,000,000+ 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.
Inspired Youth, Inc. was one of seven organizations granted $10,000 in celebration of the Foundation’s 70th anniversary!
Justice Pilgrimage, The Inclusive Collective
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
Puppet Ministry, Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Oswego