Churches & Organizations Ministry Grants

Ministry Grants

Now entering its 50th year of service to Missouri United Methodism, the Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest memorials continue to build the endowments that generate the grants and scholarships. (See past issues of the Foundation newsletters and Annual Reviews on this website to meet the people and read the stories behind many of these gifts.) Twice each year, the Foundation Board receives and considers proposals for ministry projects from United Methodist churches and United Methodist agencies throughout Missouri. Funding decisions are determined on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on funds available and the merits of each request. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 for Spring consideration or October 1 for Winter consideration.

Ministry grant application MUST be submitted online at, and the grant authorization signature form must be mailed and postmarked by the deadline.

Ministry Grant Application

Other United Methodist Grant Options

There are a number of United Methodist agencies at the state and national levels that also may be a source of grant funding for particular ministry purposes.


Local Church College-age Ministry Grants

The Congregational Ministry Team of the Missouri Annual Conference accepts applications from churches that seek to serve college-age persons with special programming and services. Application due in January.

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Costner-Fulton Fund for Missions

These grants are awarded to local congregations for a variety of mission projects. Applications are due in the fall for use the following year. Applications are submitted to the Creative Ministries Team of the Missouri Annual Conference.

To learn more CLICK HERE.

This endowment fund was created by an estate gift to the Missouri United Methodist Foundation from Tom & Laverne Fulton.


Administered by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

Grant Name: Accessibility Grants Description: Grants are to encourage and aid local churches who work in the areas of disaster relief and recovery, health and development.

Deadline: Postmarked June 30th


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