Grant and Fund Opportunities
The following is a list of grant and fund opportunities available from various departments and agencies of the Kentucky Annual Conference.
The Refugee Fund will support communities that are emerging in cities like Lexington, Bowling Green, Louisville and other towns across the state. These “new Americans” in our communities are often escaping horrendous conditions and violence from their previous homes.
The Trustees award grants from the Frank C. King Fund as a matching grant for capital improvements. This grant is limited to congregations with smaller worship attendance. To read more about this grant opportunity, click here.
The Kentucky United Methodist Foundation. As part of our stewardship ministry, the Foundation will gladly come to your church to provide assistance, such as:
- Establishing a permanent endowment committee
- Starting (or revitalizing) a planned giving program to encourage gifts to your endowment
- Seminars on estate planning and charitable giving
- Investment options for churches and agencies
The purpose of the Kentucky Young Clergy Initiative Youth Ministry Grant is to support youth (that’s you!) in a response to a ministry need in your local church and community. It is our hope that this opportunity will grow your faith and help you further discern God’s call upon your life. Thank you for using your gifts and passion to love God and serve others!
Methodist Education Fund (MEF) - MEF funds is a grant from the Kentucky Annual Conference for certified candidates in seminary.
The Ramseyer Ministry Education Grant is a scholarship which is offered through the Kentucky Annual Conference and the Board of Ordained Ministry.
Josephine Rudy Smith Scholarship Fund - In 1948, Mrs. Smith’s son initiated the fund through a donation of $40,000, in her memory, for the purpose of assisting ministerial students with their seminary expenses.
Children in Poverty Grant - Children in Poverty Grants of $1,000 are available for new ministry start-ups in your church.
Please note there may be other grant opportunities administered by other ministry teams that better fit your needs. For more information on these grants, please contact the ministry departments.