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For Churches


The conference offers several grants to help churches launch or expand new ministries.  Grants available to churches include:

Breakthrough ministry grants: Grants are offered to churches and related organizations from the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation and Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Grants will be awarded quarterly as seed money to launch new ministries or expand an existing ministy.  Grants are awarded quarterly. Learn more

Hunger grants: The planning teams for the fall mission events that are held each year throughout the Dakotas Conference designate a portion of the funds raised for hunger programs in North and South Dakota. A subcommittee of the Missional Impact Link recieves and reviews applications for grant funding. The primary focus of the grants are for programs that serve hot meals with time for fellowship.  If you are aware of such a program in your area and you think part of the funds could be used there, please nominate them for a grant. Learn more

Kuhler memorial grant:  The Grant will assist local churches in perseriving and internpreting their local histories and making their stories accessible to supplore their disciple-making, world-transforming mission. Grants are awarded for specific projects or on-going ministry that perserves, interprents and brings public acces to the local churches history.  Learn more 

Young adult ministry grants: An increasing number of young adults ages 18-35 are no longer claiming any connection to a faith community.  They have become known as the “Nones” according to Pew Research.  Do you have a unique way to invite young adults to be part of a ministry?  Grants are available to churches to reach out to young adults and inspire their faith.  Learn more


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