Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans Grants from General Church Agencies Check out the General Board of Discipleship website at www.gbod.org or call 877-899-2780 Grants for Congregational Development go to General Board of Discipleship website www.gbod.org/ethnic Go to the Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns Funding Request 2005-2008 Information Booklet and Application Form (pdf) Grants and Scholarships for Young People Ministries go to General Board of Discipleship website www.gbod.org/youngpeople/grants Contact the Grants Coordinator at 877-899-2780 ext 7184 Go to Grants and Scholarship to view all the possibilities. There are 2 special grant opportunities: One Grant for Youth Service Fund and One for Ministries with Young People. There are also opportunities for scholarships i.e.; The Richard S. Smith Scholarship. Check out the General Board of Global Ministries website at www.gbgm-umc.org or call 800-862-4246 General Board of Global Ministries 1-800-UMC-GBGM or 1-800-862-4246 The United Methodist Church Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 475 Riverside Drive - New York, New York 10115 Grants and Funding for: - Hunger and Poverty - Congregational Development - Urban Ministry - Communities of Shalom - Community Ministry - Racial and Ethnic Ministries - Hispanic Ministries http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/education/scholarships/?search=grants For example there are five scholarships and grants available through the Health and Welfare program: The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund The Hispanic Leadership Development Fund The Harry R. Kendall Hospital and Home Fund for Leadership Development Scholarships and Project Grants Accessibility Grants http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/cim/programs/shalom/resources/?search=grants The National Shalom Committee, in consultation with the General Board of Global Ministries, is responsible for developing and coordinating the Shalom strategy. This role includes advising the Initiative regarding new annual conference applications; evaluation of the overall Initiative; liaison to annual conference and general conference leadership; and securing funding resources. The General Board of Global Ministries is responsible for overall coordination and resourcing of the Shalom Initiative. Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans Grants for Church & Society go to www.umc-gbcs.org/elc Go to Ethnic Local Church Grant for a downloadable application The General Board of Church and Society is pleased to offer a special initiative of $94,000 in direct grant assistance for church work that addresses environmental racism, protection of women and children, rights to health care, economic development, immigration and global sustainability in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other natural disasters. Emphasis must be placed on projected outcomes leading to systemic change as they relate to diverse racial and ethnic communities Scholarships and Loans General Board of Higher Education and Ministries www.gbhem.org 615-340-7400 Scholarship Department 615-340-7344 Loan Department 615-340-7346 The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a church wide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts. For additional information, write, phone, fax or email to: e-mail: General Board Of Higher Education And Ministry email@example.com Office Of Loans And Scholarships firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 340007 Nashville TN 37203-0007 fax: 615-340-7367 Scholarships Go to www.umhef.org to find out about the many scholarship opportunities available. Contact the Coordinator for the foundation at 615-340-7385 UMHEF annually provides scholarship opportunities for eligible students. Annual Conference Scholarship Program Foundation Merit Scholars Program Triple/Double Your Dollars for Scholars Program The September 11 Memorial Scholarship Other Scholarships Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans http://www.gbod.org/youngpeople/grants/grants.htm A Brighter Future for Children and Youth Leadership Development Grants United Methodist Women Crusade Scholarships/Leadership Development General Board of Global Ministries General Board of Global Ministries 475 Riverside Dr, Room 1503 475 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10115 New York, NY 10115 212-870-3738; Fax 212-870-3736 212-870-3787; Fax: 212-870-3932 MBCoudal@gbgm-umc.org email@example.com Older Adult Ministries Grants Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Center on Aging and Older Adult Ministries Grants General Board of Discipleship Health and Welfare Ministries PO Box 340003 General Board of Global Ministries Nashville, TN 37203-0003 475 Riverside Dr, Room 330 615-340-7177; Fax 615-340-7071 New York, NY 10115 firstname.lastname@example.org 212-870-3871; Fax 212-870-3624 TDD: 212-870-3709 Assembly Offering Fund email@example.com United Methodist Women General Board of Global Ministries Hispanic Leadership Development Grants 475 Riverside Dr, Room 1503 Health and Welfare Ministries New York, NY 10115 General Board of Global Ministries 212-870-3738; Fax 212-870-3736 475 Riverside Dr, Room 330 MBCoudal@gbgm-umc.org New York, NY 10115 212-870-3871; Fax 212-870-3624 Call to Prayer and Self-Denial TDD: 212-870-3709 United Methodist Women firstname.lastname@example.org General Board of Global Ministries 475 Riverside Dr, Room 1503 Harry R. Kendall Grants New York, NY 10115 Health and Welfare Ministries 212-870-3738; Fax 212-870-3736 General Board of Global Ministries MBCoudal@gbgm-umc.org 475 Riverside Dr, Room 330 New York, NY 10115 Ethnic Local Church Grants 212-870-3871; Fax 212-870-3624 Office of Resourcing Congregational Life TDD: 212-870-3709 General Board of Church and Society email@example.com 100 Maryland Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002 Historical Research Grants 202-488-5611; Fax 202-544-0390 General Commission on Archives and History firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 127 Madison, NJ 07940-0127 973-408-3189; Fax: 973-408-3909 email@example.com Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans Ethnic Local Church Concerns Grants Local Ecumenical Initiatives Fund Grant Racial and Ethnic Ministries General Commission on Christian Unity and General Board of Discipleship Interreligious Concerns PO Box 340003 475 Riverside Dr., Room 1300 Nashville, TN 37203-0003 New York, NY 10115-0122 615-340-7050; Fax 615-340-1723 Toll free: 800-653-8936 firstname.lastname@example.org 212-749-3553; Fax: 212-749-3556 email@example.com Peace with Justice Grants Office of Peace with Justice Minority Group Self-Determination Fund General Board of Church and Society General Commission on Religion and Race 100 Maryland Ave, NE, Room 230 100 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20002 Washington, DC 20002 202-488-5645; Fax 202-488-5639 202-547-4828 or 202-547-2271 firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 202-547-0358 email@example.com Grants for Handicapped Access Health and Welfare Ministries United Methodist Men General Board of Global Ministries General Commission on United Methodist Men 475 Riverside Dr, Room 330 PO Box 340006 New York, NY 10115 Nashville, TN 37203-0006 212-870-3870; Fax 212-870-3624 615-340-7136; Fax: 615-340-1770 firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Community and Institutional Ministries Ethnic In-Service Training General Board of Global Ministries General Board of Higher Education and Ministry 475 Riverside Drive, Room 1543 PO Box 340007 New York, NY 10115 Nashville, TN 37203-0007 212-870-3843; Fax 212-870-3948 614-340-7436; Fax: 615-340-7379 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com NFAAUM Endowment Fund National Federation of Asian-American United Methodists 300 27th Street Oakland, CA 94612 510-836-0993; Fax: 510-836-0995 firstname.lastname@example.org Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans NON-UNITED METHODIST RELATED ORGANIZATIONS Church Women United The Pew Charitable Trusts Church Women United 2005 Market Street, Suite 1700 475 Riverside Dr, Room 1626 Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077 New York, NY 10115 215-575-9050 Toll free: 800-298-5551 Email: email@example.com 212-870-2347; Fax 212-870-2338 www.pewtrusts.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.churchwomen.org The Foundation Center 79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street Worship Renewal Grants Program New York, NY 10003-3076 Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Toll free: 800-424-9836 Lilly Endowment 212-620-4230; Fax: 212-807-3677 PO Box 88068 www.fdncenter.org Indianapolis, IN 46208-0068 317-924-5471 The Grantsmanship Center www.lillyendowment.org 1125 W. Sixth Street, Fifth Floor PO Box 17220 Faith in Action Los Angeles, CA 90017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Toll free: 800-421-9512 PO Box 2316 213-482-9860; Fax: 213-482-9863 Princeton, NJ 08543 Email: email@example.com Toll free: 888-631-9989 www.tgci.com www.rwjf.org Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/education/scholarships/?search=grants There are five scholarships and grants available through the Health and Welfare program. All application deadlines are on June 30 every year. Call 212-870-3871 for your application. The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund The Hispanic Leadership Development Fund The Harry R. Kendall Hospital and Home Fund for Leadership Development Scholarships and Project Grants Accessibility Grants The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund The Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Fund was established in 1980 by Dora Ames Lee, M.D., a Stockton, California, physician who was a director of the then Health & Welfare Division of the General Board of Global Ministries from 1972 to 1980. During that time, she chaired the section on health care and the Harry R. Kendall Trust Fund committee. Guidelines for Recipient Selection for Dora Ames Lee Leadership Development Grants The candidate must be a professed Christian, preferably a United Methodist. The grantee must be of Asian American or Native American descent. Only U.S. citizens will be considered. The candidate must prove economic need. The candidate must receive three (3) favorable written recommendations from individuals other than family members. The candidate must show intent to enter or continue in a health-related field. Applications and references must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year. Grants are $2,000 per recipient. Only five (5) grants are given per year. Applicants for Leadership Development Grants must show proof of school enrollment. Previous grant recipients must submit official transcripts from the college or university where they are enrolled. The Hispanic Leadership Development Fund In 1986, the former Health and Welfare Ministries Program Department established the Hispanic Leadership Development Fund. Grants are made annually to persons of Hispanic descent (from North, South, and Central America and islands of the Western Hemisphere). Guidelines for Recipient Selection for Hispanic Leadership Development Grants The candidate must be a professed Christian, preferably a United Methodist. Grantee must be of Hispanic descent (see above). Only U.S. citizens will be considered. The candidate must prove economic need. The candidate must receive three (3) favorable written recommendations from individuals other than family members. The candidate must show intent to enter or continue in a health-related field. Applications and references must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year. Grants are $2,000 per recipient. The number of grants awarded annually is dependent upon the funds available. Applicants for Leadership Development Grants must show proof of school enrollment. Previous grant recipients must submit official transcripts from the college or university where they are enrolled. The Harry R. Kendall Hospital and Home Fund for Leadership Development Scholarships and Project Grants Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans Harry R. Kendall was a co-owner and founder of the Washington National Life Insurance Company of Evanston, Illinois. Prior to his death in 1958, a large part of his fortune was placed in trust with the provision that income be paid to the Board of Hospitals and Homes of the Methodist Church and its successor organizations and used for stipulated purposes. Over $6 million has been allocated since 1958 for worthy projects and students. Specifically, his will states: I direct my said Trustees to pay, not less often than semi-annually, commencing upon the date of my death and thereafter for a period of forty years, thirty percent of the net income of the residuary trust in convenient installments unto BOARD OF HOSPITALS AND HOMES OF THE METHODIST CHURCH, a not-for-profit corporation of Illinois to be used by it for the following charitable purposes. 1. To provide hospital service for the poor of the Negro race; 2. To provide homes for needy Negro children and needy aged persons of both the white and the Negro races; 3. To provide for the training of leaders for charitable service in hospitals and homes caring for needy Negro children and aged persons of the Negro race. Guidelines for the Selection of Recipients of Harry R. Kendall Leadership Development Scholarships The candidate should be in the process of planning to enter the health care field or should already be a practitioner in the health care field. Applicants for Leadership Development Grants must show proof of school enrollment. The candidate should be a U.S. citizen, preferably of African American descent. The candidate should show evidence of economic need. Positive recommendations must be given by at least three (3) references. The candidate should affirm his/her intention of serving needy persons upon completion of study or experience. Applications and references must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year. Grants are $2,000 per recipient. The number of grants awarded is dependent upon the funds available. Recipients may reapply annually for grants as long as their academic training continues. Previous grant recipients must submit official transcripts from the college or university where they are enrolled. Guidelines for the Selection of Harry R. Kendall Project Grants Long-term projects may receive funding for a maximum of four (4) consecutive years with appropriate monitoring. Applicants must apply annually. Grants may be made for building projects or renovation of buildings or program emphases. A significant number of persons benefiting from projects must be needy black children or needy black and white aged persons. The grant must enable the institution or group to continue, initiate, and develop programs that would benefit the above. The "no risk factor" should be de-emphasized in providing grants to worthy projects. Proposals must be postmarked no later than June 30th of each year in order to be considered for funding during the following calendar year. NOTE: Health and Welfare Ministries staff, directors, and their relatives are not eligible to be recipients of the grants. Accessibility Grants Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans These grants are to encourage and aid local churches to make their facilities and activities accessible to people with disabilities, fulfilling the goal of each local church as defined in the Resolution of the 1980 General Conference, The Church and People with Mental, Physical and/or Psychologically Handicapping Conditions. Grants are available to United Methodist local churches and charges only. Only one grant will be made to a local church or charge Guidelines for the Selection of Accessibility Grants Evidence of satisfactory planning Clear identification of target group the local church is attempting to reach Access feature/program to be funded is part of a larger plan of access. Implementation of the project, including the identification of those who are overseeing the project; has been outlined in a logical and realistic manner. People with handicapping conditions have been involved in the planning process. Technical assistance to assure appropriate construction/planning has been identified. Evidence of financial need. Total anticipated costs and a plan of financing have been identified Nature of the congregation and its financial commitments and limitations are clearly stated. Evidence of congregational involvement. Church bodies and members of the congregation are supportive of the project Nature of the church's involvement and potential in the community have been identified. Applications will be received up to a postmarked date of June 30. Selection of applications meeting the specified criteria will be made, in part, on a first come, first served basis. In any instance, this Office intends to include among the grantees local churches in all jurisdictions, in various sized congregations and communities, and with a variety of congregational make-up. Selection will also include projects reaching people with different handicapping conditions in a variety of ways so that, hopefully, at the end, the grantees will be inclusive of a wide range of conditions and responses. Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/cim/programs/shalom/resources/?search=grants Community & Institutional Ministries Shalom Resources People, Groups, Events: The National Shalom Committee, in consultation with the General Board of Global Ministries, is responsible for developing and coordinating the Shalom strategy. This role includes advising the Initiative regarding new annual conference applications; evaluation of the overall Initiative; liaison to annual conference and general conference leadership; and securing funding resources. The General Board of Global Ministries is responsible for overall coordination and resourcing of the Shalom Initiative. The Shalom Director is responsible for carrying out The United Methodist Church's Shalom strategy by developing training materials, organizing resources to carry out Shalom ministry, communicating the resources, accomplishments and needs of the Shalom Initiative, and overseeing General Church Shalom staff. Senior Program Associates are responsible for leading and facilitating training programs in annual conferences as well as providing technical assistance, site visits, and consultations for ongoing Shalom development. Community of Shalom Training: A five-part training series is offered to churches in annual conferences that seek Community of Shalom Development. The training series covers: theological basis of shalom; strategies for outreach ministries; multicultural relationships; spiritual, congregational, and economic development; etc. Funding: Through funding for church-wide initiatives, the General Advance for Christ and His Church and other grant programs, the General Board of Global Ministries provides seed and matching grants, as funds are available. Conference Coordinator: the individual responsible for coordinating and preparing for the conference-training program, resourcing conference sites, and training future conference Shalom sites. This position is the most critical role initiating and maintaining effective Shalom ministry. Site Coordinators: responsible for the coordination and general oversight of the local Shalom Community. North Central Jurisdiction | North Eastern Jurisdiction | South Central Jurisdiction | South Eastern Jurisdiction | Western Jurisdiction | Central Conference Promotional and Training Resources: Download PDF Order Form Initial Consultation Manual: a comprehensive resource to assist annual conferences in creating an awareness and interest in Communities of Shalom. Conference Coordinator's Manual: a must resource for all conference shalom coordinators for clear direction and recommendations for effective administration and general oversight of Communities of Shalom. Site Coordinator's Manual: this step by step how to resource is available to each site coordinator to assist in the day-to-day oversight of Shalom communities. Information on Grants, Scholarship and Loans Brochures: tri-fold promotional pieces Communities of Shalom Communities of Shalom: Repairers of the Breach Communities of Shalom: Where, Why, How? Buttons: "Shalom is on the Loose" buttons are available at cost of $1.00 each (provided complimentary to each new Shalom training.) Lapel Pins: Shalom lapel pins are available at a cost of $2.00 each (provided complimentary for participants in the fifth training session's commissioning service.) T-Shirts (adult and kid's sizes!) Polo shirts, bags, and posters. Download PDF Order Form The following items are not available through the order form; call 212/870-3711 for information. Display presentations: Promotional displays serve as excellent resources to Annual Conferences, Jurisdictional and other large events. Circle of Shalom: a newsletter Participant Manual: provided for each attendee participating in the five-month training series. Training is scheduled and facilitated collaboratively with conference coordinators and national Shalom staff. Videos are available from the Service Center online or by phone. Visit the E-store or call 212/870-3711. Communities of Shalom; Repairers of the Breach, a nine minute promotional video. Communities of Shalom; - Where, Why, How - a 13 minute training resource.