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SW District Hunger Relief Grant Funds Now Available!


As part of the Bishop’s Ingathering held each November, cash gifts are received in addition to quilt auction funds.  A portion of these cash gifts is returned to each of the eight districts in Iowa to be utilized in combating hunger in local communities through food pantries, feeding programs, community gardens, etc.  Churches may apply for a grant to fund a program that they themselves administer, or a church may pass an application to a local community agency that addresses hunger.


This year, $2,500 is available for each district to distribute.


An application form is now available.   The deadline for submission of completed applications is Monday, February 15, 2021.  It is imperative that this deadline is met as the State Ingathering Committee has revised the payment process so that payment may be made to recipients in a timely manner.


Jim Tussey, SW District Ingathering representative, is administering this hunger grant program.


Send completed applications postmarked on or before Monday, February 15, 2021, to Jim Tussey, 3277 Hwy 25, Orient, IA 50858.  Questions may be directed to Jim at 641-782-8704 or jim_w_tuss@yahoo.com.


REMINDER:  Applications are due postmarked Monday, February 15.


Jesus said, “…For I was hungry, and you gave me food…”


NW District Stouffer Scholarships and Grants

The 2021-2022 Stouffer Scholarship applications and 2021 Stouffer Grant applications are now available. 

Elsie Stouffer established at trust to be used for scholarships and grants.  The scholarships are to provide educational opportunities to young people who are receptive to Christian principles and who are seeking advanced education in fields useful to society.   The grants are to local churches to be used to fund worthwhile youth programs.  Both the Scholarships and Grants are available to those who live in the Northwest District of the United Methodist Church.

Applications are due electronically by Friday, March 19, 2021

Scholarship Application

Grant Application