August 22 is the deadline to apply for California-Nevada Ecumenical Grants. The Advocacy and Justice Committee 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
* Economic justice
* 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. Grants may not exceed $2000. For additional information and application forms, contact Jim Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or (530) 756-3973. Applications must be received by August 22.