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February 15: The Deadline to Apply for a Peace with Justice Grant

January 17, 2019

Up to $2,000 is available to United Methodist churches and organizations for projects that support Advocacy and Justice Actions, but the Feb. 15, 2019 deadline is fast approaching. Don’t miss this opportunity to further your church’s justice work!

Methodists are called to works of justice – to discover the reasons why the homeless are homeless and 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. 

To be considered for a grant, projects must address social justice and advocacy for public policy.

The following California-Nevada 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 in order to them to 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 & Justice Committee help your congregation put together a justice program, in your community or around the world?

Grant guidelines and applications are available from Jim Cramer at cramerjc@gmail.com

Remember to get your application in before February 15, 2019!

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.