Mennonite Church USA is seeking applicants for its Justice Fund grants. The Justice Fund supports MC USA congregations that are working to combat poverty, dismantle racism, address immigration reform or reimagine policing.
Priority will be given to congregations working with organizations led by Black, Indigenous and people of color in their community, and congregations with less than 150 members.
MC USA has awarded 20 Justice Fund grants since 2020. Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 have enabled conferences and congregations to walk alongside immigrants and asylum seekers, care for unsheltered people, educate youth, support a community garden and engage in anti-racism work.
The Justice Fund was initially seeded with $2,000 from the MC USA Executive Board. Allegheny Mennonite Conference donated $45,000 in 2021 as a tithe from the sale of the conference’s International Guest House in Washington, D.C. AMC also provided a $15,000 matching fund gift, which was met in 2021.
Congregations can apply online at mennoniteusa.org/form/jf.