Mission/Peacemaking Grant Program
When funds are available in its mission budget or Peacemaking Fund, Blackhawk Presbytery offers grant funds that support the presbytery’s vision and mission and that of the Presbyterian Church (USA). These funds are available to Blackhawk Presbytery's churches, entities, and recognized networks and partnerships. The Mission Grant Program is funded through contributions to Blackhawk Presbytery's mission budget and Peacemaking contributions, and is administered through the Mission Strategies & Resources Board.
Funding Criteria for Mission Grants
Additional Criteria for Grants Funded Through Peacemaking Funds
Projects requesting support from Peacemaking funds must relate to peacemaking in at least one of the areas identified in the Peacemaking Program’s Commitment to Peacemaking: worship, prayer & bible study, peacemaking in families & community living, community ministries, study & response to global issues, global security, and making peace with the earth. Learn more about the Commitment to Peacemaking.
We prefer to receive applications via email. Download the application, complete it, and email to Joyce Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may mail the application to the Mission Strategies & Resources Board, c/o Blackhawk Presbytery, POB 199, Oregon, IL 61061, fax to 815.732.7325.
Application deadlines are 30 days after each stated Presbytery Meeting (5 times per year – February, April, June, September, November). MSRB policy is to read the request one month and to vote after a second reading the following month. MSRB reserves the right to waive this policy as necessary.
Funding awards are dependent on the availability of funds.
This program is coordinated by the Mission Strategies & Resources Board. Mission Grant Program coordinator is Joyce Egan.
This program is made possible by churches' contributions to Blackhawk Presbytery's mission budget, and by their contributions to the Peacemaking Offering.