United Church of Christ

NIN Grant Report

Through your generous gifts to Neighbors In Need, the United Church of Christ is offering hope to millions of people; we are transforming lives, the nation, and our world. These grants support work for human and civil rights, environmental justice and/or economic justice in one of the following ways:

  • Direct Service ($1,000 - $3,000) – provides funding to meet the immediate needs of an individual or group (i.e. food, clothing, utilities).
  • Advocacy ($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) – is a highly competitive tier which seeks to award uniquely innovative programs which can be replicated in other settings.

Read some of the stories from our past recipients.

For Grant Recipients:

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. Access the reporting form.

Grant Recipients for 2019 by UCC Conference

Central Atlantic Conference

  • Rise Up Hagerstown / Rise Up Hagerstown (Phase II)
  • Rock Spring UCC / Congregation Action Network

Connecticut Conference

  • Hands on Hartford / MANNA Community Meals Day Center

Hawaii Conference

  • Kaumakapili Church / Ke ola Kukulu Kumuhana (tr. “Salvation and Healing through Prayerful Conversation”)

Illinois Conference

  • Avalon Park Community Church UCC / Avalon Park Project Against Violence
  • Grace UCC / Combatting Food Insecurity

Missouri Mid-South Conference

  • Christ Church UCC / Sanctuary and Immigration Reform Advocacy
  • Emmaus Homes / Growing Grassroots Advocacy at Emmaus Homes
  • Epiphany UCC / Salam Free Health Clinic
  • Unleashing Potential (former The Board for Inner City Missions of the United Church of the United Church of Christ in Metropolitan St. Louis d/b/a Neighborhood Houses) / Baby Essentials

New York Conference

  • Pilgrim – St. Luke’s United Church of Christ / PSL Sanctuary Support Project
  • Rivers of Living Water UCC / The G.I.V.E (Gaining Inspiration, Value and Empowerment) Art Program

Ohio Conference

  • Plymouth Church, UCC / EYEJ Discussion Series

Penn Central Conference

  • Christ Church United Church of Christ / The Little Pantry
  • Grace United Church of Christ / Helping 1000

South Central Conference

  • Just Love UCC / Young Change Makers

Southern California Nevada Conference

  • Pilgrim United Church of Christ / Lived Experiences, Inc. Non-Profit

Southern Conference

  • Good Shepherd United Church of Christ / Get Real: An Anti-Racism Children’s Camp

Southwest Conference

  • First Congregational Church of Flagstaff / Flagstaff Sanctuary Support Network
  • Rincon Congregational United Church of Christ / Creation Care Ministry

Tri-Conference Ministries

  • Harvard United Church of Christ / Harvard United Church of Christ Reach Out: Dare to Care

Wisconsin Conference

  • Alliance for Justice / Alliance for Justice   
  • Finley Foundation, Inc. / ConstructionASAP Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • Lake Edge United Church of Christ / Invest in People
  • Union Congregational Church UCC / On the Mark Dyslexia Clinic

Grant Recipients for 2018 by UCC Conference

Grant Recipients for 2017 by UCC Conference