THE BLESSING INITIATIVE
Together, we can make a big impact on our community and the world.
Help us Bless YOU
Do you have a great idea? Are you already part of a non-profit that needs funding for an upcoming project? We are actively seeking applications for the Blessing Initiative. Please take a moment and look over the funding guidelines and submit an application. Our current application window closes on March 31, 2023.
Welcome to the Blessing Initiative
Thank you for your interest in NRUMC’s Blessing Initiative. As part of the grant application process, we’ve provided the Blessing Initiative criteria which reflect the guidance provided by the fund donors. Please review the criteria, and if your organization qualifies, complete and submit the application online to email@example.com.
Our ideal/target level of funding is $50,000; however, we will consider smaller requests, at a minimum of $20,000, for highly qualified organizations that fully meet the criteria.
Our timeline for the application process is as follows:
- Applications received before the end of a calendar quarter will be reviewed during the following calendar quarter.
- Notifications concerning the status of your application will be made by the end of the 1st month of the quarter in which your application is reviewed.
- If your organization meets our requirements, you may be asked to make a brief (20 minute) presentation to our committee.
- Notification of the committee’s final decision will be done as soon as possible. If approved, you will receive a confirmation letter, payment schedule and our reporting requirements.
We sincerely appreciate your interest in our Blessing Initiative and wish you the best for your request. Please contact Scott Striegel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Russ Davison (919-847-1536 x 115) if you have questions.
Ways to Get Involved
The Gift & The Vision
The Gift & The Vision North Raleigh United Methodist Church (NRUMC) has received a two-million-dollar gift ($2,000,000). The vision behind this generous gift is for NRUMC to boldly do more in the name of Christ to serve those less fortunate, to lift up our neighbors near and far, to feed more of the hungry, to shelter more of the homeless, and to provide comfort and care to more of the sick and desperate. The dream is for this gift to help make the next 5+ years some of the most radiating, impactful, and joyous in NRUMC’s already blessed history. Consistent with this vision, this gift will be used exclusively for mission and service to the needy in our local community and around the world.
Disbursing the Gift
Disbursing The Gift This gift has been placed in a separate fund, where it will be managed until the fund has been completely disbursed (expected to be 5-7 years). Starting on January 1, 2023, $100,000 per quarter will be made available from the fund to serve those in need. A NRUMC committee (the Blessing Initiative Committee) has been formed to manage the disbursement of the $100,000 each quarter.
Disbursement Criteria & Guidelines
It will be the responsibility of The Blessing Initiative Committee to (a) evaluate requests for disbursements; (b) determine the recipients of Blessing Initiative funding; and (c) determine the timing of the disbursements. The disbursement of funds each quarter will be determined using the following criteria and guiding principles:
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