Duke Endowment Rural Church Grants
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The Duke Endowment
North Carolina Rural Church Grants provide funding to
United Methodist Churches in rural areas for health and
human service-related outreach programs, church
development, and leadership programs.
Priority areas include projects related to:
- Food and hunger
- Affordable and adequate housing
- Prevention and early intervention for at-risk
- Out-of-home care for youth
- Quality and safety of healthcare
- Access to healthcare
- Academic excellence
- Educational access and success
- Campus and community engagement
- Rural church development
- Clergy leadership
- Congregational outreach
Eligible applicants are United Methodist Churches that
serve rural North Carolina communities.
To be considered rural for this opportunity, communities
must meet one of the following criteria:
- A population of 1,500 or less
- A rural designation by the Rural-Urban Commuting Area
Amount of funding
Awards vary according to the size and scope of the
Applicants must submit a pre-application through the
The application deadlines are May 10 and October 3. The
online application portal will open approximately 6
weeks prior to the deadline. Selected applicants will be
invited to submit a full proposal.
Access · Child welfare · Community and faith-based initiatives · Educational attainment · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare quality · Housing and homelessness · Human services · North Carolina
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