Clergy Grants

A variety of grants are available to Minnesota clergy.

View a list of the many grants and financial aid programs available to Minnesota clergy.

Click a link below to be taken to the application for a specific grant, which will also include more information about the grant and eligibility.

NEW! Clergy Well-Being Grant: The Dakotas-Minnesota Area offers this grant of up to $1,500 to support clergy well-being. Examples of what this grant can be used for include:    

  • Health coach, personal trainer, or nutritionist.
  • Spiritual director, mental health counselor.
  • Gym membership.
  • Creative arts experience: painting, dance lessons, etc.
  • Retreat center for time away experience.
  • Childcare to provide time away for well-being experience.
  • Course in resilience, trauma.
  • Hiking boots.

Investing In Leaders Well-Being Resource Grant (Student Debt Reduction): In 2021, this grant has combined with the MEF (Ministerial Education Fund) Student Debt Reduction Grants for easy access from a single application process.

MEF Educational Grants and Scholarships

MEF LLP Educational Grants

MEF Grants for Formational and Spiritual Growth Leave

MEF Grants to Churches During Approved Clergy Leave

Spiritual Direction & Coaching Financial Assistance

Counseling Resources and Financial Aid

Grannis-Martin Memorial Seminary Scholarship Application 

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058