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.

Clergy Well-Being Grant: The Dakotas-Minnesota Area offers this grant of up to $1,500 to support clergy well-being. The 2022 Clergy Well-being Grant application is currently closed. We encourage clergy to share stories about how well-being has improved as a result of this opportunity with Diane Owen at!  Another opportunity to apply for a clergy well-being grant will be available in 2023.

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

Long Term Renewal Overview/Guidelines: The following applications and form are related to a long-term renewal leave request:

  1. Long-term Renewal Application
  2. Long-term Renewal Formational Plan
  3. Pastoral Coverage Grant

MEF Educational Grants and Scholarships

MEF LLP Educational Grants

Pastoral Coverage Grant (Formerly: 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