Applying for Grants
The Oregon-Idaho Conference Peace with Justice Program is funded by the Peace with Justice offering taken in local churches every year. The offering is usually collected in June and sent to the Conference Treasurer. The money is then split 50/50 between the General Board of Church and Society Peace with Justice Program that works on a national and international level to promote peace with justice programs and the local conference Peace with Justice Program. Each program This fund is then made available for local churches, affiliated ministry settings, district and conference groups and ministry coalitions to support new programs or events or help an existing program with a special need. These small grants may be appropriate for programs which involve education, advocacy,political action, and Biblical witness.
Grant applications can be submitted at any time but please allow a minimum of six (6) weeks before the scheduled event. The applications are reviewed by a committee that is made up of people from different districts so we need to have time for a review and discussion to take place
- Preference in awarding grants will be given to the following programs:
- Projects/programs in the Oregon-Idaho Conference that relfect the goals of the Peace with Justice Program of the General Board of Church and Society as outlined in the Book of Discipline, *012, ¶629 (3), or that further other work of the General Board of Church and Society.
- New projects or programs from the local church and ministry settings will be given priority.
- Ecumenical based organizations or agencies may also seek funding for programs or projects that do one or more of the following:
a) Invite and encourage public advocacy;
b) Invite and encourage participation of and/or provide resources for people, local churches, districts, or program agencies of our annual conference.
c) Projects that have both an educational and action component.
Size of Grants
The amount of the grant will depend on the scope of the project, the number of people involved and the impact. Preference will be given to projects that have multiple funding sources but does not preclude funding for single source funding. The grant range is usually from $100.00 to $1500.00 based on demonstrated need. Higher might be considered for a cooperative or joint project.
Responsibilities of the Recipient
Grantees must provide a valid tax ID number at the time of approval before any funds will be issued. Normally, checks are written to organizations or groups not to individuals.
Grantees must communicate any schedule changes for dates of an event within 2 business days of their knowledge by phone and email to the Peace with Justice Coordinator. Delays of events that will be more than two weeks from the date of notification will require that the funds be returned to the Conference Treasurer to be dispersed at a later date unless another agreement is made.
Grantees will be required to provide a written report regarding the event or project, preferably with photos within 10 days of the event or project to be used to publicize and promote the Peace with Justice Program.
How to Apply
OR contact: Claudia Jean Roberts, OR-ID Conference Peace with Justice Coordinator, 5328 NE 40th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211, 503.284.9182, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Either include in the application or attach information about the entity applying for the grant. Is this a local church, a campus ministry, a coalition, etc.? Provide a copy of the proposed budget and where the funding will be obtained. Estimate how many people will be participating in the event or benefiting from the project.
Applications for grants are submitted to: Claudia Jean Roberts, OR-ID Conference Peace with Justice Coordinator, 5328 NE 40th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211, 503.284.9182, email@example.com.
Our preference is to receive the application electronically via email attachment. It can be in either WORD doc or PDF format. This allows it to send it out to the committee members who are scattered around the conference. Please type in the name of the person submitting the application in lieu of a signature if sent electronically.
The funding applications received will be reviewed by the Conference PWJ Coordinator, the Conference Coordinator of Church and Society Ministries and by the Conference Peace with Justice team. Applicants may be asked to meet with members of the Witness Team or to provide more written information before a decision are made. Incomplete applications will be returned if we are not able.
Notification of the decision on your application will be made within two weeks of the voting. If we are not able to make a decision immediately, you will be notified of the reason for the delay.
APPLICATIONS ARE NORMALLY DUE A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT OR ACTIVITY. EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE IN SOME CASES SO IF YOU ARE SHORT ON TIME, LET US KNOW.