Grants available through Synod of the Pacific’s Mission Partnership

Your mission project may be eligible for one of the following grants through Synod of the Pacific’s Mission Partnership…

Emerging Need Grant

Emerging Need Grants are given to an applicant that has an emerging (suddenly arising) project which has not been included in their member presbytery’s or Synod’s current year’s fiscal budget.  The applicant/project must meet the following criteria:

  • Without the funds, the emerging mission would fail or be severely jeopardized by delay
  • There are no other sources reasonably available for funding
  • The emerging mission objective can be accomplished with the requested funds
  • The Emerging Need Grant has never before been used to fund the mission or project

Hilda V. Thompson Medical Ministry Grant

Hilda V. Thompson, a former member of First Presbyterian Church in Soda Springs, ID, generously left a gift of her working ranch and investment portfolio to five recipients, including the Synod of the Pacific.

This Medical Ministry Fund offers grants for “medical services for people in need in the United States.”  Applicants can seek a one to three-year reducing grant, not to exceed an initial grant of $5,000.  Preference is given to Parish Nursing Programs, however, other uses, particularly those focusing on health screening or preventive education, are given favorable consideration.

Opportunity Grant

The Opportunity Fund was established by the Mission Partnership in order for separate entities to come together for a specific project/mission.  Entities could be two churches, a church and a presbytery, a presbytery and Synod, or any combination as long as one entity is Presbyterian, and the proposed project benefits more than one congregation.

The Project/Mission, which must be “a new and creative endeavor that serves the purpose of the church,” might include:

  • A joint mission trip
  • A conference or workshop
  • Seed money for a joint facility
  • Or another kind of program/project within the mission guidelines

Restrictions for the type of projects are few because opportunities come in a myriad of ways.

For more information regarding the Synod Mission Partnership grants and applications, please contact the Synod Office at (800) 754-0669 and ask for Tessa Doody or email her at  Please note that you can click on each grant above to be directly linked to an application.

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