Grants


Investing in Congregations grants are for churches that demonstrate a potential, capacity, and commitment to reach new people, grow in love of God and neighbor, and heal a broken world. Grants are funded through Congregational Development —and awarded for new ministries, programs, or staff positions.

A committee that includes both clergy and laity reviews applications each year and decides how to divide up the $125,000 in grant money that’s available through the conference’s apportioned budget. Grants range from $100 to $2,500 for micro-grants and from $2,501 to $20,000 for major grants.

2024 Investing in Congregations Grant: Applications are open in September and October for the following year's funds.

2023 Investing in Congregations Grants Awarded

The following grants were awarded for 2023:

Type

Congregation

Description

2023 Award

Micro

First Duluth

Visioning & Planning for the Future

$ 2,500

Micro

Grace Pequot Lakes

Outreach and Discipleship

$ 2,500

Micro

Grace St Cloud

Hispanic Ministry

$ 2,500

Micro

Morgan

Community Vacation Bible School

$  850

New

Alexandria

Community Ministry through Pizza

$15,000

New

First St Cloud Sartell

New Worship Initiative

$20,000

New

Hubbard Park Rapids

The Hub at Hubbard

$10,000

New

La Crescent

Bridging the Partnership with Parents

$10,000

New

Little Prairie - Dundas

Children and Family Ministry

$10,000

New

Minnetonka

Contemporary Worship Service

$20,000

New

Portland Ave Bloomington

Reaching Youth through Social Media  

$10,150

Renew  

Elk River

Digital Campus Community Engagement

$13,200

Renew  

Lake Harriet - Minneapolis  

Community Connections Ministry

$ 5,000

Renew  

Wesley Winona

Justice Ministry

$ 8,000


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058