COM Discretionary Fund—This Fund is administered by the Committee on Ministry for meeting emergency and confidential needs of clergy and congregations of Albany Presbytery
Local Church Initiative—This fund is administered by the Presbytery Council. Grants are available for congregations who want to apply the gospel to the issues of peace and justice with which their neighbors struggle, through a process of talking to neighbors and community leaders.
Ministers Assistance Fund
New Initiative Fund—This fund is administered by the Presbytery Council. Grants are given to congregations which seek to make innovative responses to identified issues. The New Initiatives Fund is a tangible reflection of the mission and core values of Albany Presbytery. The funding process is designed to sustain strong, effective ministries while supporting innovative responses to identified issues.
Albany Presbytery Peacemaking Task Force Grant Application—Complete this form to apply for a peacemaking-related grant.
Peacemaking Offering—This fund is administered by the Presbytery Council, and comes from the Peace-making Offering. Grants are given to support the efforts of congregations or individuals to live out a deeper commitment to peacemaking as part of our faithfulness to God.
Presbyterian Women Grants—These grants are administered by the Presbyterian Women of Albany Presbytery. They are for any project that meets basic human needs and are not included in ongoing General Assembly Mission support.
Rural Initiative Fund—This fund is administered by the Presbytery Council. It is designed to help churches in more sparsely populated areas find new and creative ways to engage their communities in ministry. Churches may use this money as seed money for a new program, to purchase equipment or resources for new or ongoing programs, or to expand an existing program.
Students in Seminary Fund—This fund is administered by the Committee on Preparation for Ministry. Grants are given to Seminary students to help finance their education or meet other pressing need.
Summer Camp “Camperships”— This fund, which now a line item in the presbytery budget, is administered by the office staff. Grants are available to children and youth of Albany Presbytery member churches/worshiping communities to attend special regional or national events or to attend summer camp (at a camp associated with any denomination with whom the PC(USA) is in correspondence).
- Innovation Grant – “We seek to fund projects that are particularly innovative and move the church forward.”
- New Worshiping Community Grant
- Campus Ministries Grant – “We are looking for creativity and partnerships with local congregations and presbyteries.”
- The Robert L. Washington Scholars program – “Cultivating Executive Leadership”
- The Robert L. Washington Fellows program – “Extension of the Scholars program: Cultivating Executive Leadership”