Our grant application process now goes through the Conference eGrant system. You will need an eGrant account to get started (guide here).

Once you have an eGrant account, choose either Church Vitality or Mission Engagement to apply for District funds. You can apply for both District and Conference funds simultaneously. Be aware of the different application deadlines and funding timelines when you apply.

Please read over the District Grant Guidelines before applying.

WNC Conference Grants

The following Conference grant applications are part of the eGrant system. To apply for these funds you must first create an eGrant login. To Start the application process, click one of the available applications under "Opportunities" on the left side of your screen. You can then begin completing your application, using the Save icons at the top and bottom of your screen to save your progress. The Conference grants operate on a rolling cycle, as funds are available.

 Church Vitality:

  • Focus: church revitalization or planting a new ministry
  • Note: Church Vitality grant applications are sent to the District first for funding and then returned to Conference committee if the District cannot fully fund the project.

Disaster Response:

  • Focus: ERT receipts, approved training event, tools and equipment reimbursement
  • Note: key contact person must be a badged ERT member.

Justice & Reconciliation: Focus on the Biblical call to justice and reconciliation and the conference’s vision and goals

Ministry Budget Application: Focus is to include ministry within the conference budget for the following year

Mission Engagement: Focus on the Biblical call to mission engagement and the conference’s vision and goals

The WNC Youth Service Fund is not part of the Conference eGrant system. This fund supports ministries by, with or for young people.

Conference Affiliated Foundations

 The Duke Endowment:

  • Focus: child care, health care, rural church.
  • Note: Each focus has separate application deadlines.

Royce and Jane Reynolds Fund through the Conference United Methodist Foundation:

  • Focus: making disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Note: February 1 application deadline and funds must be used that year

Local Foundations

Regional Foundation for the Carolinas Affiliates: Specifically for Cabarrus County, Lexington Area, Salisbury-Rowan, Stanly County, and Union County

 The Cannon Foundation

Other Community Foundations (may or may not fund projects in your area):

Blanche and Julian Robertson Foundation: Specifically for Salisbury and Rowan County

Margaret C. Woodson Foundation: Specifically for Rowan and Davie Counties

United Way

To apply for a district grant, plase