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Breakthrough Ministry Grant Applications Due

Location: Online
Date: July 31

Do you have an idea for starting a new ministry or expanding a current one?  Maybe you want to start a church-school partnership or reach out to your community in new ways. Apply for a Breakthrough Ministry grant for some seed money to get started. 

Grants are awarded quarterly to assist churches or related organizations in starting new ministries or expanding existing ministries to reach new people.  Applications are accepted quarterly and are due on January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.

Click here for stories of past grant recipients. Fill out the application below. 

Partnership Grants from the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation and the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Outreach Ministries * Culture of Call * Young Adult/Campus Ministry *Church/School Partnerships * Technology

Application Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.

Granting Dates: - February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15

Funds for Breakthrough Ministry grants are provided through the generosity of United Methodist Churches across the Dakotas who faithfully give through their apportionments, Foundation funds, Endowments and Annual Conference Miracle Offerings. Projects supported through Breakthrough Ministry grants include outreach ministries, church/school partnerships, young adult/campus ministries, culture of call, technology and hunger programs.

These projects/ministries should:

  • Be outward-focused (reach beyond the existing membership of the church)

  • Create opportunity for relationship-building

  • Move people closer to a connection with Christ and the Church

Breakthrough Ministry Grant Application

  • If any funds are used for salary support, explain how the employee's time will be used and how this seed money grant will be replaced in the future.
  • New projects are preferred; however, enhancements or new direction of an existing project is acceptable.
  • Acceptance of awarded funds indicates agreement to submit a follow-up report and photos (for publicity) within 30 days of receiving funds and beginning project. Reports may be used in Conference promotional materials (printed, electronic, andvideo).
  • Remember: It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all. Your feedback on all results is needed to make this grant and other programs better. Thank you.
  • Acceptance indicates understanding that all money will be used directly for the above project and specified purpose. Please save all receipts should a review be requested by grantor.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Diane Weller.