All grant applications require the applicant church to fill out a universal part one. Individuals can not apply for grants from the Mission Coordinating committee. Any and all funding to individual congregation must come through the grant process. Grants require a church's session to sign off on the application. Please click below for Part One
Local Mission Grant
Purpose: Seed grants to enable congregations to start new local mission initiatives or grants to expand existing missional work in the communities they serve. Successful applications include a description of the hands-on engagement of congregation, number and needs of community members served, plans for evaluation and sustainability of the program. Grants are reviewed monthly; second year grants are smaller and contingent on availability of fund. NCP will match the congregation’s contribution toward the project (in money, in kind contributions and volunteer time) with a maximum grant of up to $7,500. See additional criteria in Part II.
Possibilities for Grants include:
Community Gardens, Children/Youth, Housing, Environment, Hunger/Nutrition, Health Education, Parenting, Peacemaking, Vocational training, Immigrant Outreach, Anti-Racism, Mental Health, Music/Art, Recreation, Community Organizing, Homeless Outreach, Fragilely Housed, Older Adults, Prison, Domestic Violence
Other missional projects will be considered. MCC will work with sessions to perfect the grant application prior to submission.
Contact person: Michael McNamara email@example.com
Community Organizing Matching Grant
Purpose: To encourage NCP congregations to become new members of AIM, VOICE, or WIN—faith based, grassroots organizations committed to training and developing neighborhood leaders to address community issues such as public safety, housing, jobs and services for neighbors in need. NCP will match a congregation’s contribution up to $500 per congregation toward first year dues or expenses for training leaders from the congregation in faith based community organizing.
Contact Person: Michael McNamara firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Partnership Grants
Purpose: Matching grants to enable congregations to initiate or strengthen partnerships for global mission. Projects must be interactive/hands-on and have an impact on the community served. Priority will be given to projects where there is an established relationship and a high level of confidence in the in-country team.
Criteria: All NCP churches are eligible to apply. See criteria described in Part II.
Deadline: March 31 and September 30
Contact person: Judith Dahmann Jdahmann@mitre.org
Earth Care “Power to Change”
Purpose: The PCUSA calls congregations to care for God’s creation and to aspire to live carbon neutral lives. The grant provides matching funds up to $2,000 per congregation to reduce the carbon dioxide output of NCP churches. Funds may be used to acquire an “energy audit” of the church building including lighting, weatherization, heating and cooling systems. Other energy conservation measures may include improving building insulation or installing energy saving equipment such as sensors, programmable thermostats, LED lights, or alternative energy systems.
Deadline: October 15
Synod Grants do not require use of Part One, but are applications made directly to the synod, and have a seprate application procedure
Grants range from $2,000 – $5,000
Application deadline: February 15 for Spring and August 22 for Fall
This fund supports projects which address the root causes of poverty. It funds projects which support ministries of development. Such ministries rely on the collective strength of people, encouraging them to own and to be a part of the decision-making process. The projects will focus on the strengths and assets of low-income communities and people. They will foster the development of both human and financial resources for neighborhood revitalization. Examples of Ministries of Development may include: community development; training or job placement associated with transitional housing; cooperative enterprises such as worker-owned businesses; voter registration and education; self-help programs e.g. tutorial programs, life skills training and/or job training; advocacy efforts. Projects must raise substantial resources (dollars-in-kind) from other, especially, local resources.
For guidelines and application click here.