SAM Board Grants


SAM Board Grants

Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ charges its Board of Social Action and Mission with the responsibility of managing Rock Spring’s Wider Mission budget. This Board will consider 2019 grant applications for purposes that are consistent with Rock Spring’s identity as a Just Peace and an Open and Affirming Congregation and that promote ecumenical and interfaith witness.

Priority consideration is given to applications from:

  • Organizations that not only meet the most basic human needs of our community but that also can benefit from the hands-on involvement of Rock Spring member volunteers
  • Organizations within the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, primarily in Arlington and Northern Virginia, that provide assistance to those within our communities least able to help themselves
  • National and international organizations that provide assistance to those least able to help themselves and that have a particular relationship with our congregation or its members
  • Organizations, particularly those associated with the United Church of Christ, working to fulfill our church’s wider mission

Grant applications can request general operating support for the core programs of organization or special projects beyond the organization’s normal budget scope. Grants are not made to individuals.  Grant amounts will generally range from $500-$3,000, though larger amounts up to $5,000 may be considered in special circumstances.

The online grant application form should be submitted to the Board for Social Action and Mission no later than July 2, 2019.  Applications in other forms will not be accepted.

Grant applicants will be notified during the third quarter of 2019 and distributed in the fourth quarter of 2019. To guide us as we consider 2019 grant requests, all 2018 grant recipients are asked to provide a brief (1 page) report with their 2019 application about how they used or applied 2019 grant funds.


The Grant Application Form / Grant Application Guidelines. Please contact Grants Subcommittee chair, Diana Maxwell at with any questions concerning the Grants Application Form.



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