All Applicants must be current 501 (C) (3) certified Non-profits *
- Applications are to be received by the Mission Grant Committee between July 1st and October 1st of 2023. The Committee will review the requests and notification will be made by mail following the church’s Annual Meeting in late Spring. The majority of Grant Awards will be limited to $15,000.00. No requests exceeding $30,000.00 will be considered. Any applications received after 11:59 PM on October 1, 2023 will be automatically rejected.
– If a request is submitted by an individual member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, it must have the endorsement of a Ministry or the Church Council of FCC.
– Please remember that NO endowment funds may be used to support the church budget except in dire circumstances and by two-thirds vote of the congregation.
– The Mission Grant Committee has selected the following areas of focus, which reflect First Congregational United Church of Christ’s Mission and Ministry. These focus areas will be reviewed from year to year. Please Note focus changes from last year.
a. Income Inequality/Poverty
b. Mental Health
c. Senior Citizens
d. Children & Family Empowerment and Education (non-school entities)
-All requests will be evaluated in the light of FCC's Mission Statement and it's theological understandings of mission.