Feb. 15 Is Deadline to Apply for Peace With Justice Grants

January 09, 2019

Up to $2,000.00 is available to UMC churches and organizations for projects that support Advocacy and Justice Actions.

We, who call ourselves Methodists, are called to works of justice, to discover the reasons why the homeless are homeless, why the working poor don’t make a living wage, to stand with those who have no voice in our system, to address underlying causes for injustice, and to make our world a better place.

Projects must address social justice and advocacy for public policy.

The following Cal-Nev churches and organizations have received grants in recent years.

  1. California Church Impact, for the Online Guide/Tool Kits and Workshops for churches to help ex-felons expunge their records to help them become employed.
  2. UMC Merced, toward the notarized affidavits for children in danger of being separated from their families in any deportation crisis.
  3. First Palo Alto UMC, to be used for Chromebooks and lockers in the Seeds Street Youth Mission Outreach, a safe sanctuary for homeless youth, including the 40% who are LGBTQIA.
  4. Salinas First UMC, for an interfaith celebration of and advocacy for diversity.
  5. Sierra Service Project, for inclusion of advocacy training in their programs.
  6. Galt UMC, for mental health services for a homeless population.
How can the Advocacy and Justice Committee help your congregation put together a justice program, in your community or around the world?

Contact Jim Cramer at cramerjc@gmail.com for grant guidelines and application forms.

Applications are due February 15, 2019.