The application deadline is quickly approaching for the Synod of the Covenant’s Matthew 25 grant program.

Applications are being accepted through Thursday, September 30, from congregations, institutions and organizations for grants to support ministries that build congregational vitality, dismantle structural racism and/or eradicate systemic poverty within the geographic bounds of the Synod.

The goals stem from the PC(USA) Matthew 25 movement but applicants do not need to have formally joined the movement to receive up to $5,000 for ministry.

Applicants must, however, submit an application by September 30, along with an endorsement or reference letter from the pastor, clerk of session or executive director AND a letter of endorsement or reference sent under separate cover from the presbytery leader.

Click below to find more information about the grant program, including both an online and printed application form, on the Synod’s website.

Grant recipients will be notified no later than November 15, 2021. Preference will be given to applications that primarily involve Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and/or that focus on the ministry’s local neighborhoods.

The Synod is part of the Matthew 25 Movement.