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About the Grant
The CORR Action Fund (CAF) grant program is established by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church for the empowerment of diversity, inclusion and racial justice work within and outside the Church.
The 2017-2020 grant period will begin in May with $750,000 in available funding for programs in the United States. Additionally, up to $125,000 has been approved by the CAF committee for United Methodist racial-ethnic caucuses which include the following five caucuses: Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Metodistas Asociados Representando la Causa de los Hispano-Americanos, National Federation of Asian American United Methodists, Native American International Caucus and Pacific Islander National Caucus of United Methodists.
This grant will focus on two measurable outcomes: 1) to increase financial sustainability of the caucus and 2) increase a particular impact resulting from the work of the caucus such as engaging young people, building caucus constituency, or enhancing visibility of the caucus.
Rev. Stephen Handy, chair of CAF committee states, “Outcomes we anticipate for the CAF grantees are: 1) strong UMC congregations in new partnerships and alliances that can imagine and regularly engage in vital conversations and interactions, 2) identify and participate in change that disturbs racist and xenophobic thoughts, systems, policies and practices in communities beyond the walls of congregations, 3) establish and/or expand effective partnerships/alliances that develop strategic and sustainable responses to racist/xenophobic events in communities where our congregations reside.”
The application period for the 2017-2020 CAF grant will begin in May 2017. Applications will be available in early May.
Previous CORR Action Fund Grant Recipients
In 2014, GCORR awarded $1,274,495.24 in grants across local churches, annual conferences, jurisdictions, seminaries, and central conferences. A full list of award recipients can be found here. Click here for videos to learn more about these programs.
In 2013, GCORR supported six UMC projects–Asbury UMC, the East Ohio Annual Conference, Epworth UMC, the Northeastern Jurisdiction, the New York Annual Conference and Rhems UMC–that support or replicate culturally diverse, relevant, and vital congregations; develop culturally competent leadership and ministries; or promote institutional equity.