We are pleased to offer grants from a number of Field of Interest Funds.
Application & Timing
“We encourage North American Moravian congregations, agencies, fellowships, and ministries to apply for grants to support their important work,” said MMFA President & CEO Chris Spaugh.
The first step in making an application is to schedule a consultation with MMFA Director of Stewardship Services, Laura Watson. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If your project meets the basic criteria, Laura will provide you with an application. The consultation should assist you in making the strongest possible application. Some ministries might qualify for more than one grant category. The consultation with Laura will help identify the best match and optimize the number of grant awards. Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions.
The deadline to submit a completed grant application is 5:00 p.m. Eastern, Friday, July 15, 2022. The Grant Advisory Team will review the applications, along with any supporting materials, and make recommendations. MMFA will announce grant awards on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The funds will also be provided to the recipients at that time. Current members of the Grant Advisory Team include: Sue Dreydoppel, Tres Fordham, William Matz, The Rev. Jennifer Moran, Emily Rector, The Rev. Beth Rohn-Habhegger, Zach Routh, and Laura Watson.
Click here to watch the video “Navigating the Grant Application Process” for instructions to apply for a grant
The Grant Advisory Team bases its recommendations on a number of considerations. These include the locations of the communities served, the percentage of the project budget the grant would represent, the long-term sustainability of the effort, and the clarity of result measurement. The team also considers how closely the work of your project matches the spirit and purpose of the specific Field of Interest Fund awarding grants.
We recognize that some ministries may appropriately apply for grants from more than one fund. However, considering the number of worthy applications, the Grant Advisory Team is inclined to consider how recently applicants have received a grant through MMFA.
Founded in 1998, MMFA is an interprovincial agency of the Moravian Church in America and is located in Winston-Salem, NC. The foundation’s purpose is to help individuals, churches, and agencies grow and sustain the ministries that are central to our Moravian faith. MMFA manages more than $200 million in investments, facilitates gift planning, and provides investment management, and stewardship services to congregations and agencies of the church.