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Grant Program

2023 SAM Grant Program

The Social Action and Mission Board is pleased to announce that we have begun accepting grant applications for the 2023-2024 program.

The 2023 application period has closed. Grant applicants will be notified in late September 2023, and funds will be distributed in the fourth quarter of 2023 or early in 2024.

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 2023 grant applications for purposes that are consistent with Rock Spring’s identity as a Just Peace and an Open and Affirming Congregation that promotes 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 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 in alignment with the values of the United Church of Christ that are working to fulfill our church’s wider mission.

Grant applications can request general operating support for the core programs of organizations 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.

Please contact Grants Subcommittee at SAMgrants@rockspringucc.org with any questions.