Apply For a Grant

Applying for a grant enables you to make a difference in the lives of others.

TMF grants serve the needs of outreach ministries, evangelism initiatives, scholarships and helping children in poverty and crisis.

At TMF we believe that grants are an ideal vehicle for helping congregations and organizations to clearly define their vision and purpose in working to bring about positive and sustainable change. We also believe in the importance of measuring outcomes, because information is key to learning where we have succeeded as well as understanding areas where challenges remain. While TMF grants are predominantly made to United Methodist churches, any charitable organization that shares TMF’s vision and purpose can apply for a grant. 

The Grants Committee reviews grant requests two times each year, in the spring and fall.

Grant Guidelines

TMF looks for one or more of the following criteria in a grant application:

  • Effectively addresses a documented need
  • Is well planned and efficient in its use of funds
  • Has identified adequate local and extended support to sustain the project beyond the grant period
  • Includes efforts to maximize use of requested funds by creative sharing of resources with other groups
  • Involves volunteer leadership and staffing where appropriate
  • Strengthens the community
  • Has the potential to stimulate other giving to that cause or to other United Methodist causes

Notice to FALL 2017 Grant Applicants

Due to the increased number of multi-year grants funded in 2016 and the large number of highly competitive grants received during our Spring 2017 grant cycle, the TMF Fall 2017 grant cycle will be BY INVITATION ONLY, i.e., your organization will be contacted by TMF and asked to submit an application.

While we are only accepting solicited proposals for the Fall 2017 grant cycle, we are always open to innovative ideas. If you are a new relationship to TMF's Grant Ministry, please submit a one-page Letter of Introduction to Jacki Lammert at to be considered for the Spring 2018 grant cycle.

If you have any questions, please contact Patti Glanzer at

For TMF Grant Applicants:

Download the Grant Pre-Application
The due date for submitting the Spring Pre-Application is January 25. The due date for submitting the Fall Pre-Application is August 8.
Download the Grant Application
The due date for submitting the Spring Application is March 1. The due date for submitting the Fall Application is September 1.


For TMF Grant Recipients:

Download the Interim Reporting Form

Download the Final Reporting Form

To learn more about our Grants Ministry, or to request grant guidelines, contact Jacki Lammert, Director of Grants Ministry at or 1-800-933-5502.