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 SPRING 2020 Grant Applicants

The Spring 2020 grant cycle is open to the public using the Letter of Inquiry (LOI).  Please create a new account by using your email address and the password of your choice. The deadline for LOI submission is December 1, 2019.

Fall 2020 grants will be by invitation only, and those organizations will be contacted to submit proposals. 


Application Process:  

Step 1: Read TMF's Grant Ministry's FAQs

Step 2: Grant applications must be received on or before the designated deadline in order to be considered at the next grant committee meeting.  Please note that the online process involves two steps: submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to be approved by TMF, then submitting the grant application.  

If you have any questions about the LOI or grant application process, please contact Patti Glanzer by email pglanzer@tmf-fdn.org or phone 512.583.1940. 

The deadlines for submitting an LOI are:

  • Spring Cycle – December 1                          
  • Fall Cycle – Invitation only                              

After an LOI has been submitted, an automated email will be sent acknowledging receipt. The LOI is reviewed and within three weeks you will receive an email inviting or denying your request to submit a grant application. If the LOI is approved, the email will provide a link to the TMF grant application.

The deadlines for submitting a grant application are:

  • Spring Cycle – January 31
  • Fall Cycle – Invitation only

For TMF Grant Recipients:

To learn more about our Grants Ministry, to request grant guidelines, or to request reporting forms contact Jacki Lammert, Director of Grants Ministry at jlammert@tmf-fdn.org or 1-800-933-5502.