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UM Community Ministries
32 Wesley Blvd. Suite 100
Worthington, Ohio 43085

(380) 223-9356

2024-2025 Grant Programs:

Microgrants for 2024 are now available. Microgrants are one-time up to $1,000 funding available for the Olentangy River District Churches' mission and ministry seed money or emergency needs. 

Deadlines for submission: February 14, May 1, July 31, October 30

Local Outreach Grants are awarded annually to congregations starting new outreach ministries and those with existing community ministries that are evolving. The purpose of the money is to enable congregations to find specific ways to reach out to their community in hands-on service ministries with an emphasis on building relationships with those being served.

For 2025: Complete the 2025 Local Church Grant Application (Available August 1, 2024) and submit the completed application by October 2, 2024. Applications must be on-time and complete when submitted. The application links are listed on this webpage. A site visitor from the Local Outreach Support Committee will contact each applying ministry to arrange a meeting. Site visits will take place during October and may have the option to be 'virtual' or 'in-person.'  The Local Outreach Support Committee will meet to review all grant applications and award funding, and awards letters will be sent following the November Board Meeting.

For more information about the grant application process, don't hesitate to contact Matt Yoder at or 380-223-9184.

You will find listings of current grant applications and all Funded Ministries from the previous grant cycles below.