Applying for a Legacy Grant
The Legacy Gift Committee is pleased to announce a spring 2023 funding round for both the Witness & Ministry Fund and a newly refreshed and restarted Future Fund. The deadline for applications for either fund is March 18, 2023.
Witness and Ministry Fund
An application deadline of March 18, 2023, has been set for the next round of Witness & Ministry applications to support spirit-led witness through the funding of public and released ministry. The Legacy Grant Committee anticipates grants to range from $500 up to $10,000. The NEYM Witness & Ministry Fund Application Form is downloadable below.
Income from NEYM Witness and Ministry Fund, approximately $30,000 per year, will be available annually to support spirit-led witness through the funding of public and released ministry until 2024, when the designation will be revisited to discern whether it is still serving a vital purpose or if the funds should be put to another use. Change in this designation will require approval at Annual Sessions (see minute 2014-62). In FY 2022, approximately $32,000 will be available and the Legacy Grant Committee anticipates grants to range from $500 up to $10,000.
Updated guidelines and application forms for the Witness and Ministry Fund and the Futures Fund are posted under “Downloads” below. Also posted below are (1) advice from the Yearly Meeting treasurer about tax issues; and (2) a grant report form.
NEYM Future Fund
Salem Quarter grant funds are being used to refresh and restart the Legacy Future Fund while Salem Quarter is taking a sabbatical. Therefore, a preference will be given to applicants from the monthly meetings of Salem Quarter (as approved at 2022 Sessions). Approximately $12,000 will be available; the application deadline is March 18, 2023.
The Future Fund seeks to strengthen spirit-led witness through the funding of public and released ministry, supporting current NEYM priorities such as anti-racism, Native American concerns (including apologizing for harm by Quakers to Native Americans), climate change, and other areas of focus that Friends feel called to.
Beginning in January 2022, through September 30, 2022, the Legacy Gift Committee will consider funding requests for time-sensitive projects that take place outside of regular application deadlines. The Committee will consider time-sensitive applications on a rolling basis, with a minimum of a month’s notice.
This process is intended to enable timely support for participation in or provision of trainings, conferences, or other time-sensitive events or projects that fit Legacy funding criteria (including support, oversight and reporting). The maximum grant is $1,000.
Applicants should follow the Legacy guidelines and application procedures.
Grantees must submit a final report before applying for another Legacy Grant.
It is the Legacy Gift Committee’s goal to nurture and support leadings of the spirit among us across the whole Yearly Meeting; however our funds are limited. Repeat funding requests may be submitted and will be considered in light of current priorities and all other requests during the funding cycle.
Reviewers reflect on many factors such as current NEYM goals, demographics, geography, and resources available to applicants. We want to be mindful to include potential applicants who are newer, under-represented, or have less experience in Yearly Meeting.
Legacy funds should not be considered a sustaining grant and will not be approved for sustaining regular recurring operations costs.
Have further questions?
If you have questions about any part of the Legacy grant program, please contact the co-clerks Sue Rockwood & Mary Link, or call the Yearly Meeting office (508-754-6760).
Have further questions?
If you have questions about any part of the Legacy grant program, please contact the co-clerks (link below) or call the Yearly Meeting office (508-754-6760).