Presenting… The United Church of Canada Foundation Spring 2023 Grants!
It’s time! Following another busy round, the Joint Grants Committee met to review applications for Spring 2023 grants across four different granting programs of the United Church of Canada and Foundation. Several successful initiatives promoting the Foundation’s granting program resulted in an amazing 116 (yes, one hundred sixteen!) applications from scholars and communities of faith nationwide, more than double the number from Spring 2022!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our granting webinar series, engaged with our newsletter and social media posts, submitted an application, prayed for applicants, prayed about applying, called or emailed with questions and donated to the funds providing the grants. And we are endlessly grateful for the wisdom and guidance of the Joint Grants committee.
After careful consideration, the Joint Grants Committee and the Foundation’s Board joyfully announce The United Church of Canada Foundation Spring 2023 results! 78 grants, scholarships, and awards totalling $584,735.93:
- 47 grants through the Seeds of Hope granting program, totaling $274,300
- 26 grants as part of the United Church of Canada Foundation’s Research, Scholarship, and Academic Awards program, totaling $105,935.93
- 1 grant through the Transformational Learning Fund and 12 grants from the Relief Fund for Thriving Congregations totalling $100,000
- 4 grants through the Embracing the Spirit/New Ministries granting program totaling $100,000 (*note, these represent continued funding from multi-year grants awarded in previous grant cycles. Embracing the Spirit and New Ministries grants are not available in 2023 as we embrace the exciting transition into the United Church of Canada’s new strategic plan)
Click here to check out all of the grants awarded.
What You’re Doing Matters!
Every granting round, the Committee reviews a growing number of thoughtful applications, all of which represent treasured ministries to the people who submitted them. Each and every project (funded or not!) is important!
God, stir the hearts of those learning of their successful application!
Please also encourage those not receiving the news they were hoping for.
And Bless them all that they will continue to act with boldness in their work. Amen.
If you’re receiving a grant or scholarship this round, we’re overjoyed to be on the journey with you! The Board and Joint Grants Committee are thrilled to support your ministry through this important project. If you’re not sure what to do next, check out the resources we’ve put together here.
Your story is part of the fabric of the United Church, and we want to hear it as it unfolds through the ministry supported by your grant! We’re excited to amplify your good work, so don’t be a stranger. And, if you’re on social media, share your progress using the hashtag #SOHSpring2023. Don’t forget to tag us! Please join our growing communities on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
And of course, Foundation staff are here to answer your questions… and there will be questions! Email the team at any time.
Support Grants Like These
Foundation grants and scholarships support unique and innovative United Church people and projects making an impact in our communities. Of course, these opportunities are made possible by the faithful generosity of United Church people.
Did you know that you can make a gift to any fund at the Foundation? It’s true; even scholarship funds and Seeds of Hope granting funds! “Unrestricted” or “undesignated” gifts are also gratefully accepted, as they provide extra flexibility during busy rounds like this one! So, if you’ve made a gift to the Foundation before, you are helping make projects like these happen. Thank you! Make a gift to support this important work into the future.