New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Quaker Grants

Below are listed funds restricted to or giving preference to Friends, which award grants to individuals or Friends organizations. If you are aware of other funds that should be listed here, please contact the Yearly Meeting office.

New England Yearly Meeting Legacy Gift Funds

The purpose of the Legacy Gift Funds is to support the ministries of New England Yearly Meeting Friends, both within and beyond our region.

New England Yearly Meeting Student Scholarship Grants

NEYM offers grants to students of any age enrolled in post-secondary educational or professional training programs, whether full- or part-time. Awardees are eligible on the basis of spiritual connection to the Religious Society of Friends and participation in NEYM. 

New England Yearly Meeting Prejudice and Poverty Fund

Grants are awarded to address the needs and concerns of organizations who work to alleviate the suffering of segments of the U.S. population. Click here for details.

Obadiah Brown’s Benevolent Fund

Primarily focused on New England Friends and Friends’ organizations. Grants must be for a Quaker purpose.

Friends Meeting House Fund

The Friends Meeting House Fund (FMHF) is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation set up by FGC to provide a way for Quaker meetings to borrow money to help build, buy or renovate their meeting houses. FMHF has also established the Green Meeting House Fund, which provides grants to Quaker meetings for energy-saving improvements to their meeting houses.

The Lyman Fund

Members of the Religious Society of Friends are given preference, but applications may be made by any person with financial need who seeks to follow their deepest inward spiritual leading. The Lyman Fund does not grant to persons dwelling outside the USA.

The Elizabeth Ann Bogert Fund

The Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Fund was established to support the study and practice of Christian  mysticism. As a general guideline, the Bogert Fund understands the mystical element in Christianity to be that aspect of its belief and practices that relates to an immediate and direct sense of the presence of the Divine. Grants up to a maximum of $1,000 are made to individuals, groups, or institutions.

Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment

The Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership is a commemorative fund which exists to encourage development of Quaker leadership. Rooted in historic Quaker values, the Pickett Endowment seeks to fund—in whole or in part—projects which serve to nourish leadership among Quakers of all traditions and which have potential to make a contribution to our society and the betterment of humankind.

CM Cares Foundation Grants

Offers $5,000 scholarships to students enrolled in full-time post-secondary religious program at an accredited theological seminary, college or university for the 2017–18 academic year.

Jonathan E. Rhoads Trust

Grants are made to tax-exempt organizations, primarily Quaker ones. Projects are not restricted by type.

Shoemaker Fund

Focuses on grants to organizations investing specifically in the growth and development of the Society of Friends. The fund provides major support for new and collaborative initiatives developed by organizations that provide leadership, innovation and resources which address this strategic goal.