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Duke Endowment Rural Church Grants

The Duke Endowment
Nov 5, 2022

Kristen Richardson-Frick


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
  • Literacy
  • Affordable and adequate housing
  • Prevention and early intervention for at-risk children
  • Out-of-home care for youth
  • Quality and safety of healthcare
  • Access to healthcare
  • Prevention
  • Academic excellence
  • Educational access and success
  • Campus and community engagement
  • Rural church development
  • Clergy leadership
  • Congregational outreach

Eligible applicants include:

  • United Methodist Churches that serve rural North Carolina communities. See a list of eligible churches.
  • The North Carolina and Western North Carolina conferences and districts of the United Methodist Church
  • Duke University Divinity School
Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

Awards vary according to the size and scope of the project

Application process

Applicants must submit a pre-application through the program website.

The application deadlines are May 10 and November 5. The online application portal will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the deadline. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Tagged as
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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