Apply for a Matthew 25 Grant

Matthew 25 Grants from Synod of the Covenant

Presbyterian Churches and Institutions may apply now for Matthew 25 grants designed to help you augment your ministries to strengthen congregational vitality, to eradicate structural racism, and to dismantle structural poverty.

Completed applications are due by September 30, 2022. Letters of Endorsement are due by October 7, 2022.

Matthew 25 Synod Grants are available to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations and institutions within the Synod of the Covenant. Congregations who share ministry with non-PC(USA) institutions and organizations within the geographic bounds of the Synod of the Covenant may also apply in order to fund the ministry contributed by the church. The congregation must submit the Matthew 25 Grant application, rather than the non-PC(USA) institutions or organizations. 

The purpose of the grant must specifically be Christian in focus and adhere to the objectives of the PC(USA) Matthew 25 Initiative. Special consideration will be given to churches, ministries, and institutions which are primarily composed of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and/or whose proposals are centered directly on the same context (neighborhood) as the congregation. 

Projects must directly address at least one of the three Matthew 25 mission priorities of the Synod of the Covenant. 

The grant awarded may be up to $5000.00 annually. Grants must be applied for every year. Evidence of institutional or congregational financial support for the project is strongly recommended. 

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