United Methodist churches in the United States are eligible to apply.
Applications must be signed by the senior pastor and lay leader of the local church and the bishop or director of connectional ministries of the annual conference.
Completed applications must be received by firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, May 16 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
There may be more churches interested in this grant program than the amount of funds available. This is naturally a competitive process. Successful applications will;
- Initiate a new project or activity
- Include clear, concise, and creative ideas
- Address local needs
- Involve the participation of the congregation
- Demonstrate a commitment to educate or increase awareness of congregation on migration
- Utilize funds in direct service of refugees or migrants
- Select beneficiaries on basis of need and need alone
Grants will not be awarded to applications that include;
- Travel or the shipping or transporting of supplies
- Sub-granting to other organizations
- Proselytizing, pastoral care, or worship
- Funding for continuation of existing programming
- Additional documentation beyond the official Mustard Seed Migration Grant Application
Questions about the application form or the process can be sent to email@example.com.
Due to the high volume of applications expected, we will not be able to answer questions about content.
No phone calls please.
Grant recipients will receive an award notification on June 1st, which will include a grant agreement and wire transfer form. UMCOR will begin processing payments upon receipt of these completed documents.
Grant recipients will be invited to a grant orientation webinar on June 3rd. Approved grant activities may begin as early as June 15th and end as late as December 15th. Grant recipients must submit the final report upon completion of the project. This report will have a narrative, financial, and impact component. A template will be provided.