Are You Seeking a Grant?

Managers strive to award one third of all grant funds in each of three areas of focus:  new Westminster ministries, local nonprofit organizations, and global missions.  Each application must be presented by a Westminster member. 


The Funds Currently Available for Special Ministries

  • Music Program Fund
  • Mission Program Fund
  • Foreign Missionary Fund
  • Bob and Louisa Young Endowed Speakers Fund
  • Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Building Fund
  • The Westminster Fund (the unrestricted fund)

Deadlines for Grant Submissions in 2021

 February 5, April 2, June 4, September 3, and November 5

The Endowment board meets two weeks after each submission deadline.  If your application is approved by the board, it must then be presented to Session to be reviewed and endorsed.  You will hear from us after the Session meets.


Resources and Forms for Grant Applicants

Guidelines for Grantseekers

Grant Application 

Endowment Fund Board member Rich Birkenmaier can help you with your application. You must be a Westminster member to apply.

Grant Feedback Form which must be completed within one year of receiving the award.


Recently Funded Projects

2020 Grants

The Westminster Endowment Board is pleased to announce the following grants have been approved by Session, for payment to their respective recipients.

  • Serving at the Crossroads: $11,000 approved to purchase a portable ultrasound machine, to aid in diagnostics at their Honduran clinic.

    Barclay Friends Capital Campaign: $5,000 approved to assist with the building a personal care center for older adults who require assistance, care and support.

  • Arts Holding Hands and Hearts: Up to $10,000 approved to establish a culinary business program with residents of the Chester County Youth Center (CCYC).  Residents will learn healthy cooking and eating techniques through weekly cooking classes.  During these classes, they will develop recipes for spice blends and mixes which they will package and sell at area Farmer Markets.

  • New Beginnings Affordable Housing Fund: Up to $8,000 approved to provide startup funds for promotional materials, hiring of a grant writer and events in support of the New Beginnings Affordable Housing Fund.

  • Kennett Area Community Service$10,000 approved to assist in the hiring of a full-time person to manage a new community resource program being piloted.

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church Music Ministry: $4,000 approved to assist with costumes, sound system, musicians, props, rental of Stetson Middle School and show rental, orchestration and royalties for the upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

New Westminster Ministries

  • 125th Anniversary
  • 125th Anniversary Tapestry Project
  • Big Tent Event
  • Pub Theology
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • Westminster Handbell Choir

Local Nonprofit Organizations

Global Ministries

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