The United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania awards a limited number of grants to local churches and affiliated agencies of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference. Through these awards of grant dollars and Foundation staff time, we seek to enhance and expand their ministries. The ultimate goal of these awards is to provide sufficient counsel such that these ministries 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.

All materials necessary for completion of a Grant Application Form are available on this website. Please review carefully both our Grant Application Guidelines and Directions for Submission of Grant Applications before sending in your Grant Application.

Applications for 2018 grants will be accepted from Friday, April 6, 2018 until the deadline of midnight on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Applications received either before or after the application window will not be considered. Please check back next year for information regarding the 2019 grant application window. All applications for Foundation grants must be submitted electronically.

Recipients of Foundation grants are periodically required to submit a Grant Progress Report to update us on their activities. Recipients of grants are asked to submit Grant Progress Reports early in the year following the award. Recipients of 2017 grants were required to submit their Grant Progress Report no later than February 28, 2018.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about Foundation grants or the grant application process.