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San Diego Methodist Churches Awarding Racial Justice Grant Funds

Applications being accepted through July 31

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 17, 2024) — First United Methodist Church of San Diego, in partnership with St. Paul United Methodist Church, San Diego, has released its grant focus areas and application materials for the 2024 Racial Justice Grants. A total of $35,000 will be granted during this fifth annual grant cycle. 

All applicant organizations must engage in anti-racist policy advocacy or provide direct services to People of Color in San Diego County. Additional focus by the grants committee will be to fund organizations working in one or more of the following areas: Health Care Equity and Mental Health Services.

Interested organizations are encouraged to apply online at the Racial Justice Grants website To be considered for a grant in 2024, application materials must be received by July 31st, 2024. Finalists will be interviewed in September and grant awards will be announced in November. 

The community is encouraged to share this information with any San Diego County nonprofit that is working toward a more just and equitable San Diego, especially for our neighbors and communities of color. 

To donate, apply for funding, or get more information about potential partnership with the fund, please visit the Racial Justice Grants website or contact Jason Tucker, Sr. Director of Stewardship and Development at (619) 297-4366, or

About the Racial Justice Endowment

Inspired by local and national conversations about racial injustice, First United Methodist Church of San Diego and St. Paul United Methodist Church jointly established the Endowment in 2020 to come alongside organizations already engaged in anti-racist efforts in San Diego County. Community response to the fund has been enthusiastic with donations having been received from both congregations and the broader philanthropic community.

About First United Methodist Church of San Diego

Since 1869, First United Methodist Church of San Diego has been witnessing to the love of God through programs, conversations, celebrations, and service. First Church welcomes people who identify as LGBTQIA, BIPOC, seekers and life-long Christians, newborns and centenarians. The people of First Church believe that through community, we can experience the love of God in ways that inspire us to make the world more whole and holy. These grants are part of a long-term commitment to anti-racist work throughout San Diego and are funded in perpetuity by our RacialJustice Endowment, as well as church and community donors.