The Advocacy and Justice Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference has a small budget available to support ecumenical and interfaith social justice advocacy initiatives. Ecumenical or interfaith organizations may apply for Ecumenical Grants if they meet the following criteria:
Such organizations must include meaningful participation by one or more United Methodist churches, committees, or task forces as well as other faith communities.
The project for which funding is sought must entail advocacy for social change.
The issues and positions for which they advocate must be consistent with the United Methodist Social Principles. In general, this means they must fall into one or more of the following categories:
Environmental sustainability and justice
Individual liberty, justice, and dignity
Social justice, including equality and nondiscrimination
Peace and nonviolence
Ecumenical Grants are intended as seed money to help support new projects or initiatives; they may not be used for recurrent operating expenses. They also may not be used for salaries or stipends. Grants may not exceed $2,000.
For additional information and application forms, contact Jim Cramer at email@example.com or 530-756-3973.
Applications must be received by October 15, 2019.