Hunger grants are awarded each year and support food pantries and other agencies that help the hungry in our society. Funds may be used to buy food and food-related items (i.e. nutrition education, storage, hunger program development). Funds do not cover administrative costs, salaries, clothing closets, or utility payments for clients. Download the Hunger Grant Application here. Read Hunger Grant Guidelines here.
If you would like to contribute to this Special Sunday offering, it should be remitted by the Church Treasurer or Charge Treasurer using the regular Church Remittance Form and should indicate FUND 221 in the space provided on the form. All checks must be made payable to “WV Conference Treasurer” and mailed along with the Church Remittance Form to: P. O. Box 2469, Charleston, WV 25329.
Virginia Higgins Grant
Virginia Higgins grant funds are designed to encourage United Methodist involvement in Health and Welfare Ministries, especially in the areas of child care, aging, health care, and people with handicapping conditions. Grants are also awarded to organizations, institutions, and programs related to the West Virginia Conference and other units of the general United Methodist Church through residential or non-residential ministries, including, but not limited to, domestic violence, health care and homelessness. For more information download Virginia Higgins Grant Guidelines. Applications are due annually by April 15. Download the Virginia Higgins Grant Application here!
Golden Cross Offering
This special offering helps support the health and welfare agencies in the Annual Conference. Golden Cross Sunday is observed in the spring, but can also be recognized on all ﬁfth Sundays, and any Sunday in Advent.
The Mission Ministries Grant
is designed to provide churches and church ministries within the WV Annual Conference an opportunity to initiate new ministries in local communities or expand current ministries throughout the conference that will alleviate human suffering and/or seek justice especially to those who find themselves marginalized.
This grant is intentionally established to support and encourage local creativity in response to local necessity.
Revolving Grants and Loans
are available for capital improvement projects for local churches, West Virginia Conference mission projects, cooperative parishes, district camps, and the WV Conference camp via the Conference Board of Global Ministries.