Resourcing Leaders & Transforming Lives

Grant Information

The purpose of this resource page is to identify available grants, and or funding for training and technical assistance that may be of particular interest to members and congregations of the Presbytery. Pacific Presbytery Grants Brochure.

All grants from the Presbytery of the Pacific are funded four times a year using the following calendar:

Grants received before January 1 will be voted on at the February Presbytery meeting. (Grant deadlines are listed in the third column (diagram on left) entitled “receipt deadline.”)

Grants received before March 1 will be voted on at the April Presbytery meeting.

Grants received before June 1 will be voted on at the July Presbytery meeting.

Grants received before October 1 will be voted on at the November Presbytery meeting.


Grants from the Presbytery of the Pacific

URCF Grant

UCRF is for churches of the Pacific Presbytery seeking to enhance Christ’s mission through new and innovative approaches to congregational development.

UCRF Application Form

UCRF Project Evaluation Form

Christ at the Door Grant

The goal of this fund is to grow new leaders for the church of the future and to teach and model mission as the calling of the church. This grant program will end when available funds are depleted. Contact Rev. Linda Culberton at or 310.670.5076 for more details.

Christ At The Door Application

Lulu Stevens Grant

The Lulu Stevens Grant fund was bequest given by a woman named Lulu Stevens in 1994 to inspire, equip and engage congregations of the Presbytery of the Pacific seeking to implement new outreach ministries that serve people who are economically disadvantaged.

Lulu Stevens Grant Application & Evaluation


Synod and other PCUSA Grant Opportunities


Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC-SY)

Would your church like to start speaker series on human rights violations? Does your church have vision for an environmental project and need seed money to begin? The Synod of Southern California and Hawai’i’s Committee on Cross-Presbytery Ministries (CCPM), through its task force on Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) provides grant funds to individuals and groups involved in peacemaking activities defined by the General Assembly Peacemaking Program: peacemaking in families, communities and the earth, studies on global issues, support for human rights and economic justice.

Funding information is available at Contact: Doska Ross, Synod Executive at 213.483.3840.

Self-Development of People (SDOP) Grant

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) is prepared to establish partnerships with groups in the United States who:

  • are oppressed by poverty and social systems,
  • want to take charge of their own lives,
  • have organized or are organizing to do something about their own conditions,
  • have decided that what they are going to do will produce long term changes for their lives or communities,
  • utilize some combination of the SDOP core strategies to promote justice, build solidarity, advance human dignity, advocate for economic equity,
  • will control the programs they own and will benefit from them directly.

Partnerships are initiated by applications to the Self-Development of People Committee and are evaluated using Self-Development’s funding criteria and overarching SDOP program measures. 

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Young Adult Grants from the PC(USA)

1001 New Worshiping Communities “Seed” Grant

First-Level New Church Grant 

Grants for Faith-Based Initiatives to Transform the Food System

New Worshiping Communities Health Insurance Grant 

Presbytery Grant for Congregational Transformation

Racial, Ethnic, & Women’s Ministries Grant 

Transformational Leadership Debt Assistance (for PCUSA Teaching Elders)