Neighbors in Need Grant Information

With the generous support of UCC members, churches and conferences, Neighbors in Need grants are available to UCC churches or affiliated organizations doing justice in their community through advocacy efforts and direct service projects.

About Grant Options

Direct Service
($1,000 – $3,000)

Provides funding to meet the immediate needs of an individual or group (i.e. food, clothing, utilities).

($3,001 – $5,000)

Offers funding to assist communities who wish to change policy on a state or federal level via an advocacy campaign.

Grass Top
($5,001 – $10,000)

Highly competitive tier which seeks to award uniquely innovative programs which can be replicated in other settings.

Share your story.

If you were a recipient of a Neighbors in Need (NIN) grant, help us inform our members whose contributions to NIN have made your grant possible about how lives have been transformed because of their generosity.

Neighbors in Need: Stories of Faith & Transformation

Read about the ministries who have received a grant and how they found success with it in their communities.

A Tiny House aims to provide big solutions for South Carolina LGBTQ community

When LGBTQ individuals near the campus of Clemson University, in the areas of upstate South…

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Hope Station Nogales to provide reverse sanctuary to deportees in Mexico

A United Church of Christ sanctuary church offering immigrants refuge in the Arizona borderlands…

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Houston teens learn wage activism from working adults like them

This summer, with a grant from the United Church of Christ’s Neighbors in Need offering, 24 high…

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Questions? Contact UCC.

Bentley deBardelaben-Phillip
Executive Associate Justice & Local Church Ministries