2020 & 2021 Grant Programs:
Micro-Grants for 2020 are available for up to $1,000 of funding until the Micro-Grant funds are exhausted. Several Covid19 Emergency Micro-Grants have been available. Call to see if funds are still available before applying.
Local Outreach Grants are awarded annually to congregations starting new outreach ministries, as well as those having existing community ministries which are evolving. The purpose of the money is to enable congregations to find specific ways to reach out to their community in hands-on service ministries with an emphasis on building relationships with those being served.
For 2020: Closed for 2020, all funds have been awarded.
For 2021: The maximum funding amount is $5,000 per church per year. Grant applications are due October 5, 2020. Applications must be on-time and complete when submitted. The application links are listed on this webpage.
A site-visitor from the Local Outreach Support Committee will contact each applying ministry to arrange a meeting. Site visits will take place during the month of October and will be 'virtual' if Covid19 protocols are still in effect.
The Local Outreach Support Committee will meet to review all grant applications and award funding on November 4, 2020. Letters of awards will be sent following the November 18, 2020 Board Meeting.
For more information about the grant application process, please contact Ginny Shimrock at gshimrock [at] wocumc.org, or 614-228-1010.
You will find listings of all Funded Ministries for 2019 and 2020 to-date linked below.