The General Board of Church and Society helps local churches and organizations advocate and establish social justice ministries. Below is a list of available grants, click on the links to review the qualifications and application details.
Peace with Justice Grants
Applicants must work toward achieving at least one of the following objectives:
- Objective 1: Assist United Methodists in understanding and responding to violence and militarism.
- Objective 2: Involve United Methodists in efforts to end conflicts and violent aggression around the world.
- Objective 3: Promote just national and international policies and actions (governmental and non-governmental) seeking to restore communities and respond to the disproportionate effect of injustices on racial and ethnic persons.
- Objective 4: Support policies that promote systematic economic justice and the self-development of peoples.
Ethnic Local Church Grants
The purpose of the GBCS Ethnic Local Church Grants (ELCG) Program is to provide grants to strengthen the ethnic local church through education, advocacy, or leadership training and development as they engage in social justice. Grant recipients must be programs initiated by or developed in partnership with one or more United Methodist ethnic local churches. Racial/ethnic persons shall be the majority of those served by the program. The project must focus on needs identified by ethnic local churches as they address one or more chronic social problems or concerns, such as housing, employment, health care, human rights, education, the environment and racism.
Human Relations Day Grants
To be considered for funding, a project must be initiated by or developed in partnership with a United Methodist church. The project must focus on needs of non-violent juvenile youth offenders as they address one or more chronic social problems or concerns, such as housing, employment, health care, human rights, education, the environment and racism.