Funding For Ministry

Conference Loan Fund

The EPA Conference Loan Fund is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation. Its purpose is to make loans to churches and agencies for building projects. Learn more

 Loan Application Form

This loan application form can be filled in, signed and submitted electronically — or printed, completed by hand, signed, and submitted by mail. For electronic completion, please be sure to save (Ctrl + S) this document to a directory on your computer, and then use your PDF Reader to open, fill in and save the document. Entries made within your browser window (for example: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.) cannot be saved.

Call (800) 828-9093 for more information. 

Peace with Justice Grants

Apply for a Peace with Justice Grant for individual or church/organization use within Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. The grants are designed to support peace with justice issues. Grants will be given to work/study programs/projects that seek alternatives to violence and its causes; economic justice and the self-development of peoples; and promote restorative justice, including abolition of the death penalty.

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Dewees Grants

In accordance with the provision in the Dewees will, the funds are given to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church “to use in the mission programs of the Church.” Grants will typically not exceed $5,000, and be for the initial funding of a project only.

Churches should mail their application form to their District Superintendent. Committees, boards and agencies should mail the application form to the Director of Connectional Ministries, EPA Conference,  P.O. Box 820, Valley Forge, PA  19482-0820.  Deadline: March 1 for Spring grants, and September 1 for Fall grants.

United Methodist Metro Ministries, Inc.
Building Repair Grant Application

UMMM will receive applications two times per year with submissions due on March 15 and September 15.  UMMM has limited funds and seeks to fund the most compelling projects that demonstrate high impact on the life of the congregation and/or the community it serves.  Congregations are limited to one Building Repair Grant per calendar year.  If your application was not approved for funding during the first funding cycle you are invited to apply again during the second funding cycle.

Make sure you obtain your District Superintendent’s recommendation prior to submitting the application.

All grant applications must be marked: ATTENTION: METRO GRANT.

Please submit applications to:
The Office of Director of Connectional Ministries
P.O. Box 820
Valley Forge, PA  19482-0820

Questions and comments should be directed to:

Rev. Robin Hynicka
55 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

General Board of Church and Society

The General Board of Church and Society oversees the distribution of three different grants available to United Methodist congregations and organizations.

Human Relations Day, Ethnic Local Church, and Peace With Justice grants are all available through Church and Society.

TO APPLY FOR FUNDING FROM ANY OF THE THREE GRANTS, THE APPLICANT MUST BE: a United Methodist local church, district, conference or other affiliated group/organization, an Ecumenical group/organization working with and through at least one United Methodist agency or organization, whose program impacts at least one United Methodist local church.

Feb. 10 for the Spring funding cycle
Aug. 10 for the Fall funding cycle

Funding for Justice Ministry

United Methodist Voluntary Services, a Global Ministries program funded by the churchwide Human Relations Day offering, has funds available for community projects that challenge unjust political, social and economic systems and work to empower the poor. For more information contact Lekisha Reed at lreed@umcmission.orgProjects should be in supportive relationship with UM churches. Funds are also available for projects focused on rural and urban ministries. For more information, contact Lekisha Reed at