Grant Stories

For information about the grants ministry and to apply, visit the main “Grants” page.

Since 1999 the Foundation has granted $1,000,000+ to more than 200 local churches and ministries. Below you can encounter the stories of several grant recipients, thanks to our partnership with the Emmy Award-winning Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries and their Different Drummers program.

Inspired Youth, Inc. was one of seven organizations granted $10,000 in celebration of the Foundation’s 70th anniversary!

Justice Pilgrimage, The Inclusive Collective

Rochelle UMC Block Party, Rochelle UMC

Prince of Peace Backpacks, Prince of Peace UMC, Elk Grove Village

Ministry Center for Immigrants and Refugees, three UMCs: West Ridge Community and Indo-Pak, Chicago, and Christ, Deerfield

Aiming for Success, Southlawn UMC, Chicago

Staycation Mission Camp, Faith UMC, Genoa

Artist in Residence, Grace UMC, Chicago

Public Library, Chana UMC

Theater On the Edge, Epworth UMC, Chicago

Before and After School Programs, Crete UMC
Part One

Part Two

Puppet Ministry, Church of the Good Shepherd UMC, Oswego