Zimmerman Trust Grant


 

Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Women

2019 Isobel F. Zimmerman Grant Program

The Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice Committee is pleased to announce a competitive grant program for monies from the Isobel F. Zimmerman Trust Fund. Available money for 2019 will be about $2,000 (amount varies yearly), and could be awarded for programs directed toward leadership development of Native Americans or African Americans or in support of a Women’s Division (now United Methodist Women) Foreign Mission Project.

Preference for funding will be given to projects within the Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Conference, followed by other related organizations within the same geographic area. Funds granted by the United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice Committee do not necessarily obligate the committee to ongoing funding of any project or activity.

Application must be made through a brief proposal describing the work or project anticipated and the expected results. There shall be a clearly demonstrated need. The grant monies must be utilized within twelve months, with quarterly financial progress reports filed with the United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice Committee. A financial budget report must be included in the proposal and the grant proposal must be signed by a contact person with authority to request funds. A final report on the project must be submitted to the Charter for Racial Justice Committee within 3 months of project completion. Evaluation for continued funding will be based on the quarterly financial reports. These grants may be made either to support ongoing programming or as “seed money” for new projects meeting needs not previously addressed.

Special consideration will be given to funding new programs. Awards will be made at the discretion of the Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice Committee. The grant will be awarded in two equal payments, the second payment is predicated upon satisfactory progress reports.

Ideas for possible Grants:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Camperships to United Methodist Church Camps
  • On-line classes
  • Scholarships to Mission u
  • After-school classroom mentoring
  • Equipment

More information and application for is available HERE.


The two recipients of 2018 Zimmerman Grants reflect the grant’s purpose of leadership development of Native American or African American programs.

One recipient was the Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship to fund a Native American Art Camp for Native Youth and the Wilshire Community in Northeast Portland. In a follow-up, Rev. Buck report that the camp ran three evenings beginning Monday, July 16, with storytelling, painting, and drums helping to “build cultural pride, self-confidence, and leadership skills” in children and youth within the Wilshire community and its neighborhood.  Because of the interest that the camp generated, the Wilshire UMC Native American Fellowship plans to continue this ministry and hold a craft night once a week beginning in September.

The Rev. Allen Buck wrote, “We exceeded our goals and more than half of the 33 kids were not connected to any faith community. They were new to us.... We appreciate the United Methodist Women for helping make it possible.” 

 

The second recipient is a Cross Culture through the Woodlawn Multicultural Impact Collective to provide funds to compensate an African-American pastoral intern.

 


Our Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipients:

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipients 2019:

Scholarships for Niimiipuu-Nez Perce children attending Wallowa Lake United Methodist Camp

African American youth in the Resident Counselor training program.

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipients 2018:

Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship

Cross Culture through the Woodlawn Multicultural Impact Collective

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipients 2016:

Lillian Vallely Indian School, Fort Hall, Idaho

Camp and Retreat Ministries, Wallowa Lake Horse Camps

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipients 2015:

Lillian Vallely Indian School, Fort Hall, Idaho

Camp and Retreat Ministries, Huckleberry Family Camp at Camp Magruder

Camp and Retreat Ministries, Wallowa Lake Horse Camps

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipient 2014:

Lillian Vallely Indian School, Fort Hall, Idaho

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipient 2012:

Environmental Justice Ministries of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon 

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipient 2011:

Wilshire UMC Music & Healing Outreach Program 

 

Zimmerman Trust Grant Recipient 2010:

Eva Johnson/Committee on Native American Ministry - Wellness Day

Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World