Program Grants

Program Grants

Re-imagine the Gifts of GodProgram Grants fund the work of the church.

The Genesis Fund

The Genesis Fund, established in 1996 from funds raised through the Make a Difference Campaign, provides seed money for faith-based projects that are innovative or experimental, represent a new initiative in Christian mission, or that may be deemed controversial. Funds are available for domestic and international projects.

http://www.ucc.org/genesis_fund
Make A Difference: The Genesis Fund Report

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund provides annual funding to UCC-related AMA schools. Applications are not accepted.

Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering.

We are in the process of evaluating how we award our grants. Please check back for more information. For questions, please contact nin@ucc.org.

The Daniel Hand Fund

The Daniel Hand Fund provides annual scholarship aid to UCC related AMA institutions that educate persons of African descent. Applications are not accepted.

Daniel Hand Report

Daniel Hand Report Non-Academic

The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program (Sabbatical)

(given by The Lilly Endowment, not the UCC)
UCC congregations are invited to apply for grants up to $50,000 to underwrite a renewal program for their pastor, with $15,000 of those funds to help cover costs for ministerial supply while the pastor is away. The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary represent the Endowment's continued investment in renewing the health and vitality of American Christian congregations. There is no cost to the congregations or the pastors to apply. Learn more >>

Contact Info

Pat Lyden
Associate Director, Grant and Scholarship Administration
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-736-2166
scholarships@ucc.org