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 2017 grants were accepted from Friday, April 7, 2017 until the deadline of midnight on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Applications received either before or after the application window will not be considered. Please check back next year for information regarding the 2018 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 2016 grants were required to submit their Grant Progress Report no later than March 1, 2017.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about Foundation grants or the grant application process.
United Methodist Foundation
of Western Pennsylvania
223 Fourth Avenue, Suite 707
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Foundation is a ministry established to provide United Methodists with the resources to accomplish collectively more than can be accomplished alone. We act in accordance with our mission statement and a funds management approach that is based on a Biblical, theologically sound form of Christian stewardship.