In response to the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 and the disruption and destruction that followed, the Minnesota Annual Conference is renewing its commitment to anti-racism work and advocacy in our communities through the development of the Just Love Fund, stewarded by a collection of leaders of multi-cultural and urban congregations of the Twin Cities District.
The Just Love Fund will allocate human and financial resources to assess and address crisis response, relief, recovery, rebuilding, renewal, repentance and restitution, trauma therapy, and anti-racism work in the Twin Cities. It will specifically address food deserts, BIPOC home and business ownership support, and health care needs of people often underserved within our communities, especially for those impacted by the murder of George Floyd.
Priority will be given for projects that:
We have up to $40,000 with an ongoing grant process. For the sake of wider impact—through investment in upstart organizations and grassroots community work—applicants can request up to $5,000 for this first round.
To apply, you have the option to either:
Send in a video application, a video with answers to the questions below, to this Dropbox account.
Request a recorded “interview application” to talk through the questions by emailing email@example.com
Send in a paper application including the items detailed below to the Grant Review Committee by way of email PDF or mail attn: Pastor Katy Lee firstname.lastname@example.org + Walker Church (3104 16th Ave South, Minneapolis) between May 23 and June 20, 2021. In expectation of quick response and to avoid administration becoming an obstacle for timely response, a single page for all questions combined will be sufficient for this application.
Application letter should include:
After you apply:
Contact: Rev. Katrina Lee
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church