Purpose: The Presbytery of Seattle partners with its member congregations to fund special projects, mission endeavors and pastoral support.
Application: The grant application must be complete when submitted. This includes the session endorsement, a detailed expense budget and the plan to raise and invest matching funds if the grant is approved.
Endorsement: Grant application shall be endorsed by the Session of the church that applies for the grant. If the project involves more than one congregation, all Sessions involved in the project shall submit an endorsement.
Reporting: If you receive a grant, you may be asked to share your experience with the committee approving the grant and the presbytery including presentations, articles or consultations with other churches considering similar projects. This report will be an opportunity for grant recipients to share their experience with both the grant process and the project itself.
Application deadlines: 15th of the month prior to committee meeting.
2017 Council meeting dates: Mar. 21, June 20, Sept. 19, Dec. 19
2017 COM meeting dates: Contact email@example.com to confirm meeting schedule.
CPM typically meets the first Tuesday of each month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm meeting schedule.
CMC typically meets the first Tuesday of each month. Contact email@example.com to confirm meeting schedule.
Note: To ensure a broad distribution of limited funds, only one grant may be funded per church per year.
SeaPres Grant Categories:
SeaPres Grants are divided into various categories according to grant area. All grants require an application and need to be submitted by the quarterly application due date.
New Missional Communities: To support new and emerging missional communities and their leadership. Examples: grants for new missional communities, matching grants for 1001 New Worshipping Communities Grants, funds to support leadership of new missional communities.
New Mission Initiatives: One time matching grants for new mission initiatives (excluding new worshipping communities and their leadership). Focus of these grants is to provide matching funds to support a new local (or global) mission endeavor of a congregation.
Mission Partnership: Grants for ongoing mission work (outreach) of congregations, members, and partner organizations of Seattle Presbytery. Examples: grants for existing mission work of congregations, support for mission work of minister members and validated ministries within Seattle Presbytery, grants for mission/joint partnerships.
Peace & Global Witness: The presbytery's portion of the Peace & Global Witness Offering which enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Presbyteries are encouraged to utilize their portion of this Offering to sustain their local peacemaking ministries.
Facilities & Capital Improvement
(P&F): Matching & need based support for facility and capital improvements of congregations.
Communications & Technology: Matching grants to support initiatives and improvements for congregational website development, communication strategies, and technology upgrades.
Leadership & Renewal: Funding to support congregations and their leadership. Examples: grants to support renewal & growth initiatives, new leadership initiatives, leadership training and enrichment, need based support to congregations and their leadership.
Assistance & Benevolence (COM & EPs): Need based emergency assistance to support minister members and others in Seattle Presbytery.
Other PCUSA & BOP Grants:
Additional grants are available from the PCUSA & BOP for specific purposes. Please visit the following pages to learn more: