This year we are delighted to be able to announce a change in our grant format that will allow greater opportunities for partnership in innovative justice work in addition to the responding to request to support existing work.
Because of your commitment and generosity to Neighbors In Need, we are pleased to add five opportunities for "Grass Top Grants" up to $10,000. These grants will be awarded to UCC churches or organizations with innovative ideas to advance justice in our communities.
Additionally, our grant maximum dollar amount is being increased from $3,000 to $5,000. While these changes mean fewer grants will be awarded, we are hopeful that the increased funding will result in an overall greater impact. All of this is made possible by your generous gifts to the Neighbors in Need offering. Once again, thank you!
- 2017 Grant Applications will be submitted online and collected in the fall. Stay tuned for more information.
Beginning next year, and consequently this year, we will be moving to an annual awarding cycle that will coincide with the taking of the Neighbors in Need special mission offering which occurs for many of our congregations on the first Sunday of October. Additionally, like many of the other grants awarded in the national setting, it will become a digital application only. There will be more information later about these new features and exciting changes coming in the New Year!
Effective immediately, an important change to our granting requirements, we are only funding UCC churches or organizations. We apologize, in advance, if this recent change affects your setting.