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Youth Service Fund

The Youth Service Fund is a unique ministry that is completely by, with, and for youth. Youth raise and contribute money, youth (YPM division members) decide what projects receive the money, and the projects supported are youth-designed, youth-led, and benefit youth.

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Grants for Ministries with Young People

The division recognizes that young people have vision and dreams for the world. These dreams are realized in the way young people live out their ministries. But sometimes these dreams are more difficult to make a reality because funding is limited. Grants for Ministries with Young People funding are for […]

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Young People’s Ministries Global Scholarship

Young People’s Ministries (YPM) has created the YPM Global Scholarship Fund to financially assist United Methodist young people outside of the United States. This is a global need-based scholarship to help further education. Selection will be at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. In order to award […]

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Racial Ethnic Local Church Concerns Grant

The ministry/project must focus on developing and strengthening the racial ethnic local church for witness and  mission.

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Richard S. Smith Scholarship

Designated for racial/ethnic minority youth only. Additional requirements are that the applicant must be a United Methodist youth that has been active in his/her local church for at least one year prior to application, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, admitted to a full-time degree program in […]

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David W. Self Scholarship

Requirements are that the applicant must be a United Methodist youth that has been active in his/her local church for at least one year prior to application, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college/university, pursuing a “church-related […]

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Grants Available to Churches for Creative Older Adult Ministries

Local churches with ideas for creative ministries involving older adults can apply for a limited number of special Aging in Poverty Ministry grants from the United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministries (OAM).

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