Metro Ministries Inc’s annual Ministry Grants cycle kicks off in the fall with grant workshop sessions, draft submissions due in January, an opportunity for mentoring in February and final submissions due in early March. Grant awards for this cycle will be announced by April 30, 2021.
Check back for the announcement of 2021 Ministry Grant Recipients as well as other grant opportunities coming later this year.
Activities funded by Metro’s Ministry Grants program must be intentionally focused on one or more more of the following areas:
Christian Leadership Development:
Youth and/or adult training which provides motivation and hands-on opportunities to become passionate, educated, and well-informed Christian leaders with the practice of service. This training should include outward-focused church and community ministries.
Supporting the Growth and Well-being of Children and Youth:
Programs and ministries that focus on education, social-emotional learning and spiritual growth of children and young people. Expected outcomes of these programs and ministries must include ensuring children are highly valued and fully thriving.
Engaging in Ministry with Under-resourced Persons:
Ministries which engage with people who are under-resourced and marginalized, offering skills, education, training, daily life necessities, access to healthcare services, etc. Initiatives may address the causes of poverty and should include self-sufficiency of individuals and/or communities as an expected outcome.
Racial Equity and Justice:
Projects and programs that respond to racial inequity and interrupt racism. Work done through such projects and programs should stimulate sustainable change in individuals, communities and/or churches, change that is tangible and visible.
In addition to the above alignment, submissions must meet all Grant Criteria and Grant Requirements included in the Ministry Grants Program Announcement, in order to be considered for grant awards.
Grant request amounts should not exceed $5,000. The actual amounts awarded will be determined by Metro Ministries, Inc.’s Grants Team.