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Breakthrough Ministry Grant Applications Due

Date: October 31
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Partnership Grants from the Dakotas Methodist Foundation and the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church:

*Outreach Ministries * Culture of Call

* Young Adult/Campus Ministry * Church/School Partnerships 

Grant requests for technology will be awarded as they relate to new minstry and not for the replacement of current equipment.

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. These grants are exclusively for United Methodist Churches and United Methodist-related Ministries in the Dakotas Conference. Projects supported through Breakthrough Ministry grants include outreach ministries, church/school partnerships, young adult/campus ministries, and culture of call.

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

*The application must be completed in its entirety and all questions answered. If it is not, the application will not be considered. We will invite you to provide further information and reapply for the next quarter.


Breakthrough Ministry Grant Application

Briefly describe how the project or ministry will be:
1. Outward-focused (reach beyond the existing membership of the church)
2. Create opportunity for relationship building; and
3. Move people closer to a connection with Christ and the church.
(**If your ministry or project is focused on creating a Culture of Call, it may target individuals already connected with your church, but should involve relationship building and discipleship.)

View a sample budget

  • 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) when funds are used. Reports may be used in Conference promotional materials (printed, electronic, andvideo).
  • 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 Kelsey Morgan.


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