In 2023, UMCM awarded 41 grants for $167,553. By way of grant funding, UMCM encourages congregations across the Olentangy River District to reach out and serve people in our local communities via missional outreach ministries. UMCM and Olentangy River District leadership have stated funding priorities for ministries that create discipleship opportunities, transform communities, and are sustainable. Funding preference will be given to new(er) ministries. Learn more about this opportunity to help fund ministries that make an impact right in your neighborhood. Click the link below to access grant applications and reports and view lists of previous ministries UMCM has supported with grant funding.
The United Methodist Community Ministries (UMCM) District Mission Center (DMC) grant is awarded to a limited number of multi-faceted ministry programs who exhibit exceptional effectiveness in leadership, volunteerism, and ministry programming with emphasis on an Anchor Ministry and multiple supporting Distinct Ministries all designed to enhance and empower the lives of those served in their community. Grants will be awarded to Ministries whose mission and activities are consistent with UMC social principles. Clink the link below to view the criteria to become a District Mission Center
United Methodist Community Ministries is part of the ministry of the Olentangy River District in the West Ohio Conference. The UMCM committee is comprised of 12 members, both lay and clergy, from the Olentangy River District. The District Superintendent also serves on the Board with the Director. The UMCM committee evaluates grant applications, meets with churches, and sets grant priorities for supporting local churches within the district.