The Justice and Compassion Grant is for the purpose of empowering, connecting, and resourcing laity, clergy, congregations and communities as they meaningfully engage in ministries of justice and compassion both locally and globally. The application for 2020 Justice & Compassion Grants are now available.
The Justice and Compassion Essential Ministries Team supports a wide variety of new and ongoing programs and projects that are connected to the people of the United Methodist Church.
Please be aware that of the four areas of ministry identified by the Council of Bishops we will be focusing on engaging in ministries with the poor and combating the diseases of poverty.
However, we are aware that all four areas of focus often overlap, so if applicable please identify how your project will help revitalize your congregation or develop leadership for the church.
We also want to encourage and give preference to cooperative ministries, i.e., those involving several UM churches or Christian churches of several denominations.
Please be aware that the Justice and Compassion Grants given in 2020 will be no more than $5,000 per grant.
The Grant application deadline is June 29, 2020.