Since 2019, the Center for Missional Outreach has awarded $579,067 to local churches and related ministries through our Ministry With grants. We believe that United Methodists who are connected with their local communities can be powerful forces for creativity, compassion and justice and we are honored to be able to support their work.

Grants options

Ongoing microgrants available throughout the year. These grants of no more than $1,000 are available to enable individuals and groups to start smaller projects because we know opportunities arise year-round.

The Fall Cycle were open for applications September 15-October 15. These grant awards may be up to $10,000 per grant, with smaller grants also available.

Ministry With grants are for new efforts or efforts that expand existing ministries with particular emphasis on ministry with our neighbors.

Applications will be evaluated according to how they intend to live into our “ministry with” values:

  • Long-term relationships: Build long-term relationships with and among neighbors and be in a community with them as opposed to short-term, one-time contact.
  • Mutuality: Engage in a spirit of mutuality and deep listening, eager to understand and recognize neighbors’ gifts, dreams, skills, etc. and assuming that we have things to learn and gain from neighbors.
  • Strength-based: Partnering with neighbors and honoring their often-undervalued talents, dreams, and connections without doing what they can do for themselves.
  • Systems over symptoms: Address the systems that perpetuate suffering, including racial inequity, rather than only deal with the symptoms.
  • Collaborative: Leverage the gifts and relationships of local community partners.


Are you exploring creating a new initiative that embodies Ministry With values? Let’s talk! Set up a time to talk to Rev. Danielle Buwon Kim about your idea and ways to develop it.


2024 Timeline

June 2024: Mid-year check in

November 2024: End-of-the-Year check

The ministry's grant team is excited to keep in touch and hear about your progress. Together, we can share your insights and best practices with the wider connection, amplifying the impact of your initiative.