Thanks to the generosity of donors, your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) is proud to offer grants from the following Moravian Field of Interest Funds and Designated Funds:
- Housing & Shelter
- Healing & Health
- Hunger & Thirst
- Prison Ministry
- Environmental Stewardship
Application & Timing
“We encourage US Moravian congregations, agencies, fellowships, and ministries to apply for grants to support their important work,” said MMFA President & CEO Chris Spaugh.
The first step in making an application is to schedule a consultation with MMFA Intern, Zach Spaugh. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If your project meets the basic criteria, Zach will provide you with an application. The consultation should assist you in making the strongest application to the most relevant fund for your project. Some ministries might qualify for more than one grant category. The consultation with Zach will help identify the best match and optimize the number of grant awards. Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions.
The deadline to submit a completed grant application is 5:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 15, 2021. The Grant Advisory Team will review the applications, along with any supporting materials, and make recommendations. MMFA will announce grant awards on Friday, August 13, 2021. The funds will also be provided to the recipients at that time. Current members of the Grant Advisory Team include: Charles (Sandy) Baldwin III, Sue Dreydoppel, Tres Fordham, Vince Holbrook, William Matz, The Rev. Jennifer Moran, Emily Rector, The Rev. Beth Rohn-Habhegger, and Zach Routh.
Click here to enroll in the free online work session “Navigating the grant application process” at 3:00 p.m. EDT on June 15.
The Grant Advisory Team bases its recommendations on a number of considerations. These include the locations of the communities served, the percentage of the project budget the grant would represent, the long-term sustainability of the effort, and the clarity of result measurement. The team also considers how closely the work of your project matches the spirit and purpose of the specific Field of Interest Fund awarding grants. Those who were awarded grants in 2020 may apply for a grant from a different fund in 2021 (but not the same fund as the previous award).
We recognize that some ministries may appropriately apply for grants from more than one fund. However, considering the number of worthy applications, the Grant Advisory Team is inclined to consider how recently applicants have received a grant through MMFA.
Founded in 1998, MMFA is an interprovincial agency of the Moravian Church in America and is located in Winston-Salem, NC. The foundation’s purpose is to help individuals, churches, and agencies grow and sustain the ministries that are central to our Moravian faith. MMFA manages more than $184 million in investments, facilitates gift planning, and provides stewardship services to congregations and agencies of the church.