Grants and Loans

Presbytery Board of Trustees Grants and Loans Program—This Fund is administered  by the Board of Trustees to supplement the funding to be provided by a congregation to meet its real property project needs. Please click on the Presbytery Board of Trustees Grants and Loans Program link above for more information and to apply for a grant and/or a loan.

This program was highlighted the October 2017 – First Edition of E-News (our newsletter that is sent our twice a month.  Click here to read that newsletter.

COMAC Discretionary Fund—This Fund is administered by the Committee on Ministers and Congregations for meeting emergency and confidential needs of clergy and congregations of Albany Presbytery. Please click on the COMAC Discretionary Fund link above for more information and contact the committee directly to request assistance.

Mission Program Grants

Local Church Initiative—This fund is administered by the Committee on Church Mission. 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. Please contact the committee directly to request assistance.

New Initiative Fund—This fund is administered by the Committee on Church Mission. 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. Please click on the New Initiatives Fund link above for more information and an application.

Albany Presbytery Peacemaking Task Force Grant Application—Click on the link to complete this form to apply for a peacemaking-related grant.

Peacemaking Offering—This fund is administered by the Presbytery Committee on Church Mission, 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. Please click on the Presbyterian Women Grants link above for more information or contact Presbyterian Women of Albany Presbytery directly for details.

Rural Initiative Fund—This fund is administered by the Presbytery Committee on Church Mission. 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. Please click on the Rural Initiative Fund link above for more information and to apply.

Students in Seminary Fund—This fund is administered by the Committee on Leadership Development. Grants are given to Seminary students to help finance their education or meet other pressing need. Please contact the committee directly to request assistance.

Summer Camp “Camperships” Policy — 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 congregations/worshiping communities to attend summer camp (at a camp associated with any denomination with whom the PC(USA) is in correspondence) or special regional or national events. Please read through the full campership policy above for information before application.  Submit an Application for a Campership

Synod Grants & Loans