The Investment in Mission and Ministry Fund was created with gratitude from the sale proceeds of Hamilton Conference churches that ceased to exist and who chose to leave a legacy that gives birth to new life. The fund seeks to encourage and support defining, developing and/or implementing, and documenting/evaluating new visioning and new directions in mission and ministry in congregations, pastoral charges, ministries, and presbyteries within the bounds of Hamilton Conference.

The Conference fund has three “pathways,” with priority being given to projects that address the Conference mission and ministry priorities. Priority will be given to applications that indicate shared funding and/or partnerships with other potential sources and applications that have already secured partial funding. Partners can be other United Churches, other denominations or faith groups, community agencies, etc. and not necessarily be monetary in nature. The fund is administered and allocated through the Mission Strategy and Support Committee of Hamilton Conference.

There are 3 application deadlines annually: January 31, April 30, and August 31.  Applications must be completed with all required documentation attached before they can be considered.

Information and Grant Application

Sample Budget

Sample Balance Sheet

What are restricted funds?

Previously Funded Projects with contacts

Alma Labyrinth Project: A PowerPoint presentation about a project supported by the Mission and Ministry Fund.

Photo of Alma Labyrinth