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Breakthrough Ministry grants due

Date: January 31 - Jan 29, 2018

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In partnership with the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation, grants are awarded quarterly to assist churches or related organizations in starting new ministries or expanding existing ministries to reach new people.  Applications are due on January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31.


Ministries must be new (within the last two years) or a current ministry that is expanding to reach new people.

The local church/minsitry demonstrates a local match of the grant amount up to $1,000.

The new or expanding ministry will assist the church in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Grant requests aligning  with the Journey Toward Vitality Pathways will be given priority.

You may download a PDF version of the Grant Application here or fill out the application online below. 

Read stories of past recipients here

Most funds are not intended to be used for salary support. New projects are preferred, however enhancement 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 & video.) Remember: It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all. Your feedback on all results are 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.