September 22, 2022 | by Jeehye Kim Pak
The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) is proud to announce a new cycle of the CORR Action Fund (CAF) grant program that will support creative initiatives that will transform the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the world.
The 2022-2023 grant program will provide up to $10,000 to fund projects that increase intercultural competency and support vital conversations about race, cultural diversity, and systemic equity leading to action.
UMC churches and other UMC entities are invited to apply for funding by submitting a proposal that:
• demonstrates bold and innovative thinking,
• reaches more people, younger people, and more diverse people,
• results in long-term change that could be replicated in other local churches, districts, conferences, or other entities within the UMC, and
• utilizes existing GCORR resources.
Core Action Fund Committee Chair, Rev. Dr. Stephen Handy, states, "The CORR Action Fund committee is thrilled about this new grant framework that focuses on reaching younger and more diverse people through the utilization of GCORR resources. This grant includes up to $10,000 as seed money. By investing in these types of relationships, people have the opportunity to create spaces and cultures of diversity, inclusiveness, equity, and justice. These grants, along with the GCORR resources, will help develop interculturally competent, innovative, and equitable leaders, churches, and communities that are willing to participate in shifting cultures of injustice and indifference so that people and spaces reflect the kingdom of God.”
The CAF grant program was established by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church for the empowerment of diversity, inclusion, and racial justice work both inside and outside the Church.
Applications are now open. This grant application cycle closes November 15, 2022. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.gcorr.org/CAF.
The General Commission on Religion and Race is one of 13 church-wide agencies of The United Methodist Church. The Commission offers teaching resources, training, and networking for Christians seeking to bring their faith to the task of dismantling racism, tribalism, and xenophobia in all forms. More information available at www.gcorr.org.