Grants and Loans
Information about assistance with short-term financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
*New Trustees Technology Grant – Administered by the Board of Trustees and effective August 2020, this grant is designed to help churches improve their technology to enable more effective hybrid on-line/live worship. Please click on the link above for more details and to apply.
Albany Presbytery Buildings & Grounds Grant & Loan Application—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 link above for more details and t o apply. This program was highlighted the October 2017 – First Edition of E-News 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 link above for more information and contact the committee directly to request assistance.
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 Mission 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 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 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 on Leadership Development directly to request assistance.
PC(USA) Scholarships for College — PC(USA) members seeking first bachelor’s degree encouraged to apply for undergraduate scholarships from Presbyterian Mission. The deadline for applications is annually on May 15. Click here to learn more.
Summer Camp “Camperships” — This fund is provided by Albany Presbytery and administered by presbytery staff. Grants are available to children and youth of Albany Presbytery member congregations/worshiping communities to attend a Christian summer camp. Please read through the updated Full Campership Policy for information before submitting your application.
- 2018-2019 Wurffel-Sills Scholarship and Interest-Free Loan Program Application – open to all members of any Presbyterian Church within the Synod of the Northeast who will be attending school beginning in the Fall of 2018 for either undergraduate or seminary studies only. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.
- 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”
Preservation Grants for Churches — To assist congregations with the preservation of church records, the society awards annual Heritage Preservation Grants to PC(USA) congregations, covering up to $500 of the cost to digitize official records. Applications are due annually on October 31, 2018. Grants must be used within a two year time period. For more information, click here.