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 of these 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, go to the main “Grants” page.

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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