REGIONAL GRANTS FOR CONGREGATIONS

  • Vision Fund Grants
    • This stewardship gift comes from an innovative Fund Distribution Template created by the Region's Stewardship and Giving Team and adopted by the Regional Board. This template is designed for usage with the sale of properties held by the Region. The purpose of this template is two fold: 1) To honor the legacy of members connected to Disciples congregations that close. 2) To keep alive this legacy by allocating funds to support vital Disciples ministries. Vision Fund Grant application deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 1. Click to download an information + application packet.
       
  • Camile Christian Church Grant
    • The Camile Grant provides funding (in part) to special projects and programs that address and deal with the root causes of injustice, poverty, and promote Christian Growth. All project and program applications are given consideration in the selection process. Please note, because of limited funding, seldom can a project be granted funding in excess of $4000. The 2016 application deadline is October 31. Click to download the information + application packet.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
    • The purpose of the Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship is to offer financial assistance to college students who are committed to ministry in: (1) inner city (urban) settings and/or (2) social action through peace and justice. The deadline for 2016 is November 30. Click to download the information + application packet.
       
  • Reconciliation Grant
    • The purpose of ‘Reconciliation' within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is "to nurture the wholeness of the church by dismantling systemic racism and other oppressive structures toward becoming a church that demonstrates True Community, Deep Christian Spirituality, and Passion for Justice." See http://www.reconciliationministry.org/. Download the 2016 Reconciliation Grant Application. The application deadline is January 31.
       
  • Transformation Grant
    • The purpose of the Transformation Grant Application is to support congregations within the Pacific Southwest Regional Christian Church in their endeavor to be congregations equipped for ministry in the 21st Century. Download the 2017 Transformation Grant Application. 
       
  • Older Adult Ministries Grant
    • The focus of the PSWR Disciples Senior Assistance Fund is regional; the is to be as equitable as possible for as many people as possible, awarding grants based on need. Deadlines vary as grants are awarded from the PSWR Disciples Senior Assistance fund quarterly. Download this packet for more information on who is eligible and instructions on how to apply. For short-term assistance, download here.
       
  • Youth Camp Scholarship
    • The PSWR offers limited scholarship assistance for children and youth participating in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) summer camp and conference program. In most circumstances, the maximum scholarship amount granted will be half the cost of the camp fees of the Early-bird camp registration deadline. Youth Camp Scholarship applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2016 in order to be considered for the 2016 Summer Camp season. Download these Scholarship Guidelines for more information.
       
  • Disciples Women-Women Endowment Fund
    • The Women's Endowment Fund was established in 1990 to provide the opportunity to contribute to a permanent fund that benefits the work, both now and in the future, of women in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This fund allows women the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the shaping of the world to come through decisions they make today. Through this fund, the visions and dreams of women are made real as they share the good news and minister in the name of Jesus Christ throughout the world. The funds are invested through the Christian Church Foundation to keep pace with inflation and produce a steady stream of income. Only the interest on the investments is used to support grant requests, and first priority is given to ministry which benefits the entire women's network. 
       
  • GLAD PSWR - LGBTQI Seminarian Scholarship
    • Offered by the Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pacific Southwest Region (GLAD PSWR) for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex seminarians who are purposefully pursuing ministerial standing within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Download the 2016 Scholarship Application here. All applications must be received by midnight August 30 of the year scholarship funds to be awarded.

Questions? Contact the Regional Office.


GRANTS FOR CLERGY


OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS

  • Pacific Network for Mission Education (PNME)
    • PNME’s objective is to encourage and enable mission education experience whose objective is to further the justice and compassion urged by Christ. We seek to facilitate cross cultural experiences by participants who will widely share reflection and knowledge. For information about PNME's scholarship and grant opportunities, visit their website. Application deadlines are March 5 and October 5.
    • PSR and DSF announce Full Tuition Scholarships for Disciples Students

      In an effort to strengthen their continued commitment to preparing people for religious leadership within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pacific School of Religion (PSR) and the Disciples Seminary Foundation (DSF) have partnered to ensure that all PSR master’s degree students affiliated with DSF will receive a scholarship that covers 100% of their tuition – 40% from DSF and 60% from PRS.  We recognize that the cost of graduate education is significant and are committed to partnering with students to make it possible for them to answer their call to service, ministry, and scholarship. By proving this scholarship, we hope an even greater number of talented individuals will be able to obtain the education they seek to equip themselves to be effective, engaged, and compassionate religious leaders.  

      Please contact admissions@psr.edu for more information.