United Church of Canada Foundation Spring 2024 Grants Announcement

Last week, the Joint Grants Committee met to review a record number of applications for Spring 2024 grants across our granting programs. After careful consideration, the Joint Grants Committee and the Foundation’s Board excitedly share the United Church of Canada Foundation Spring 2024 grant results! Here is a breakdown of the 101 grants totalling $647,734.70:

  • 61 grants through the Seeds of Hope granting program, totaling $396,460
  • 1 grant from the Transformational Learning Fund, totaling $2,000
  • 2 grants through special requests from the General Council & Regions, totaling $20,000
  • 3 grants through the Embracing the Spirit/New Ministries granting program totaling $75,000
  • 34 scholarships and academic awards totalling $194,274.70

Click here to check out all of the grants awarded.

What You’re Doing Matters!

Every granting round, the Committee reviews a growing number of thoughtful applications (this round saw a more than 30% increase over last year!), all of which represent treasured ministries to the people who submitted them. Each and every project (funded or not!) is important!

Foundation Lead Erik Lo Forte notes, “We are once again over the moon to witness not only the volume of submissions but the quality. It is a blessing to partner and collaborate with another diverse group of grantees and scholars representing United Church ministries from coast to coast to coast. It’s all inspiring work and of course we wish we could fund it all. Whether or not your project was funded, we applaud the commitment to deep spirituality, bold discipleship, and daring justice your applications show.”


If you’re receiving a grant or scholarship this round, we’re overjoyed to be on the journey with you! The Board and Joint Grants Committee are thrilled to support your ministry through this important project. If you’re not sure what to do next, check out the resources we’ve put together here.

Your story is part of the fabric of the United Church, and we want to hear it as it unfolds through the ministry supported by your grant! We’re excited to amplify your good work, so don’t be a stranger. And, if you’re on social media, share your progress using the hashtag #SOHSpring2024. Don’t forget to tag us! Please join our growing communities on X (Twitter), Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Plus, we’ve even created customizable announcement posts to let your communities know the news (Click here for Instagram/square and click here for Facebook/rectangle)!

And of course, Foundation staff are here to answer your questions… and there will be questions! Email the team at any time.

Support Grants Like These

Foundation grants support unique and innovative United Church people and projects making an impact in our communities. Of course, these opportunities are made possible by the faithful generosity of United Church people.

Did you know that you can make a gift to any fund at the Foundation? It’s true; even scholarship funds and Seeds of Hope granting funds! “Unrestricted” or “undesignated” gifts are also gratefully accepted, as they provide extra flexibility during busy rounds like this one! So, if you’ve made a gift to the Foundation before, you are helping make projects like these happen. Thank you! Make a gift to support this important work into the future.


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