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

NEW GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURES BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018

For TMF 2018 Grant Applicants:  

The Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and Grant Application are to be completed and submitted online.

The TMF Grants process has been revised to include an eForm that will make it easier for you to complete the applicable form(s) and submit electronically.  All grant applicants are required to initially complete the Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before a grant application will be reviewed. 

The LOI is the first step in requesting a TMF grant for all applicants and has a submission deadline of January 25, 2018 for the spring grant cycle.  The deadline for the LOI for Fall 2018 grant consideration is August 8, 2018.   The LOI form can be found at: Letter of Inquiry.  

After you submit the LOI, an automated email will acknowledge our receipt.  Once the LOI is reviewed, you will receive another email either inviting or denying your request for submittal of a grant application.  If approved, the TMF grant application will be included in your email. If your LOI is approved, the deadlines for grant applications are as follows:

  • Spring Cycle – Grant Application Deadline:  March 1
  • Fall Cycle – Grant Application Deadline:  September 1

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


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 jlammert@tmf-fdn.org or 1-800-933-5502.