Emergency Response Fund Grants

The Wisconsin Conference created the Emergency Response Fund to pool resources as congregations deal with critical needs.  The Conference will award grants to organizations experiencing financial hardship and those meeting crucial needs in their community.  Through the generosity of our donors, we can offer two categories of grants to all congregations of the Conference.

  • Technology Grants: The Conference provides $50 grants to congregations to defray the cost of Zoom or other new technology needed during the “safer-at-home” order in Wisconsin and beyond. To apply for a Technology Grant, email Franz Rigert.
  • Ministry Grants: The Conference provides a limited number of $500 to $2000 grants to congregations to support congregational ministry. These unrestricted grants can be used for program, staff, and facility costs related to congregational ministry.  The grant application will ask four questions:
    • How has the Coronavirus Pandemic challenged your congregation?
    • What resources have you used to respond?
    • How would you use a ministry grant?
    • How would this transform your congregation?

The short grant application form will be reviewed by the Conference. The strongest grants will not only help stabilize a congregation’s ministry but position it for ministry in partnerships with the wider community. Each congregation receiving a grant will need to share the story of how they used this grant. These stories will be shared publicly.  Apply online now for a ministry grant.

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