Applying for a Legacy Grant

Supporting Quaker Witness and Ministry in the Time of COVID-19

The Legacy Gift Committee is adding a second funding cycle for the NEYM Witness and Ministry Fund with a deadline of August 15, for grants to be awarded by September 30, 2020.  Total available funds in this cycle are $22,356. Past grants have ranged from $2,500 to $10,000. 

Applications are not required to be related to COVID-19; however, we will pay particular attention to those that do address ministry or witness that have arisen related to the pandemic.

Updated guidelines and application forms for the Witness and Ministry Fund are posted below

Also posted below are (1) advice from the Yearly Meeting treasurer about tax issues; and (2) a grant report form.

Time-Sensitive Requests for Funding

The Legacy Gift Committee will continue to consider funding requests for time-sensitive projects that take place outside of regular published deadlines through September 30, 2020. The Committee has allocated $10,000 from the NEYM Future Fund for this purpose.

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 support for time-sensitive events or projects such as urgent witness and ministry (including but not limited to the COVID-19 crisis), participation in or providing of training or conferences 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 and use the 2020 NEYM Future Fund application form, below. 

NEYM Future Fund

The next deadline for applications for grants from the Future fund is November 9, 2020. Scroll down to "Downloads" for more information.

Repeat Requests

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 (link below) or call the Yearly Meeting office (508-754-6760).

File Downloads

Legacy Gift Fund Guidelines 2020
NEYM Witness & Ministry Fund Application (Word)
NEYM Future Fund Application (Word)
Information regarding payments subject to taxes
Grant Report Form