Make A Difference grants are awarded out of the interest earnings from the Ohio Conference Make A Difference (MAD) Endowment Fund. MAD grants for 2017-2018 may be requested up to $2,500. Approved grants may not equal the requested amount in every situation.
Grant proposals are due by November 6, 2017. Grant announcements will be available after December 11, 2017. To apply, download this MAD application form. Submit written forms first to your association minister for approval. S/he will then will forward the application to the Make A Difference Committee, c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or the Ohio Conference office.
If you submit via the online form below, your association staff person will be sent an email requesting that they complete an online reference form. The association reference must be completed before your application will be considered. NOTE: ONLINE APPLICATION IS UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
Grant announcements will be available after December 11, 2017.
Purpose of the Make A Difference Grants
The purposes for the Fund are to assist with networking, capacity building, and ministry enhancement of United Church of Christ congregations in the Ohio Conference.
Special attention may be given to implementation of the 2017-2019 Three Great Loves initiative of the United Church of Christ. Requests may include grants to fund leadership development, congregational ministries, and community outreach ministries.
Emphasis may be given to new, creative and imaginative projects as well as support for existing programs.
Grant recipients are required to submit reports detailing how the funds addressed the need which was identified in the application, in what ways the recipient organization or project was strengthened, how the funded project affected the congregation or community at large, and what effort remains in order to complete the project.
Report forms and dates will be included with each grant check.