2022 Church Collaboration Grants:
Focus on Mental Health

DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED: Metro Ministries, Inc.’s 2022 Church Collaboration Grant Cycle Is Now Open, July 6 – August 22, 2022!

Metro Ministries offers two grant cycles annually, the Spring Cycle and the Church Collaboration Cycle. The Spring Grant cycle begins in the late fall, and grants are awarded in the spring,. These grants are open to United Methodist Churches and non-profit organizations located in the Central District of the Indiana Conference. Church Collaboration grants are open ONLY to United Methodist Churches in the Central District and are awarded late summer/early fall.

Metro Ministries Inc.’s 2022 Church Collaboration Grant cycle is focused on Mental Health

Churches are invited to consider project proposal submissions that are directly and intentionally focused on one or more areas related to Mental Health.

Churches are not only encouraged, but are expected to collaborate with mental health professionals, other churches and/or organizations to deliver a project or program to meet one or more mental health needs in their respective communities.

Areas of Focus

Activities funded by this year’s Church Collaboration grants must be intentionally focused on and directly related to one or more of these areas:

  • Grief

  • Suicide Prevention/Awareness

  • Substance Abuse/Recovery

  • Mental Health Education/Awareness

  • Mental Health Resources

  • Other Mental Health Initiatives

Here are just a few ideas to stimulate thinking: facilitating mental health panels, providing awareness building training for congregations, providing mental health training for church leaders and staff, or launching a support group.

Funds may be used towards one-time projects or events or to initiate ongoing programs. Funds must be used for a new or re-imagined initiative. Metro Ministries does not support funding direct salaries; however for this grant cycle, honoraria for speakers or paid program facilitators or trainers may be covered.


  • July 6, 2022: RFP and Application Announced in Newsletter and on Website
  • August 22, 2022: Final Submissions Due
  • August 22-26, 2022: Submission Evaluations and Decisions by Metro Grants Team
  • August 31, 2022: Recipients Announced
  • September 1, 2022: Checks Mailed

Submission Instructions

In addition to aligning with one or more of the above focus areas, submissions must meet all Grant Criteria and Grant Requirements included in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

This cycle’s  Grant Application is a fillable PDF form to be downloaded. Completed applications should be sent via email to metrodirector1923@gmail.com.

Final submissions must be received by August 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

Grant request amounts should not exceed $3,000. The actual amounts awarded will be determined by Metro Ministries, Inc.’s Grants Team.

Please direct all questions to Tina McAninch at metrodirector1923@gmail.com or (317) 452-4786.

2021 Grant Recipients and Their Stories

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Brightwood Community Center

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Miracles and Blessings UMC

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Shirley Wilkinson UMC

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Lambswear, Inc.

2022 Spring Grant Cycle

Irvingtin UMC