Our grant application process goes through the Conference website. Please read over the District Grant Guidelines before applying.

WNC Conference Grants

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.

Mission Engagement:

  • Focus: Biblical call to mission engagement and the District and/or Conference’s vision and goals
  • Note: Mission Engagement grant applications are sent to the District first for funding and then returned to the WNCC Mission Engagement Team if the District cannot fully fund the project.

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

Note: The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has adopted a policy, endorsed by Bishop
Leeland and the WNCC Cabinet, that a church requesting a grant from the Conference, District and even
General Church agency, must be progressing toward 100% payment of all apportionments. This applies
toward churches and clergy. If your church doesn’t meet this qualification, a grant application should
not be submitted. We are endeavoring to work with churches that are striving to meet apportionment
payment goals and will consider on a case-by-case basis.

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

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

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

United Way

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