2020 LHUMC Foundation Grant Applications

The LHUMC Foundation exists to help Lake Harriet United Methodist Church (LHUMC) deepen ministry to its congregation and to the local and world communities it is privileged to support. Each year, the Board of Directors of the LHUMC Foundation determines a level of monetary support that the Foundation make available to LHUMC to award in the form of annual grants.


2020 LHUMC Foundation grant applications are due Oct. 1, 2019, and can be considered for the following uses:

  • Program, project, or operating grants for new or existing activities or support organizations that increase/expand ministry capacity of LHUMC and/or seed new opportunities for ministry. Priority will be given to programs that most support the mission and vision of the congregation.
  • Seminary tuition assistance for individuals whose preparation for ministry is being sponsored by the congregation.
  • Support of LHUMC ministry programs as necessary to maintain their affordability for congregants and community members. This would include support of needs-based scholarships within the LHUMC Preschool, cost subsidies to keep mission trip ministries affordable, and support of benefits offered in the community by LHUMC or its affiliated organizations.
  • Project requests are generally expected to be for one year. Extensions up to two years may be granted when requested along with an October status report.


Application Process and Timeline

Applications can be downloaded here or pick one up from the church office at 4901 Chowen Avenue South in Minneapolis. They can be submitted via email or to the church office by the following:

  • LHUMC ministry teams/committees/task forces, boards
  • LHUMC members, congregants, staff members – for ministry/missional programs at LHUMC or on behalf of ministry/missional organizations with which LHUMC can participate and/or sponsor.


The Grant Review Task Force of LHUMC will meet in mid-October to review and recommend grant applications for consideration and approval at LHUMC’s November Leadership Council. Applicants will be notified in December and payments will be awarded in January, or later upon request.


The Foundation does not fund requests that support the following:

  • Political campaigns
  • Government agencies or offices
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Individuals for personal use (not including scholarships)