Once you begin your application, you will not be able to save and return. Please carefully review the application ahead of the date you wish to submit your information. Begin entering information the day you are prepared to submit your application. You are required to submit a budget for your initiative within your application.
Applicant Information

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* 1. Please fill in the appropriate contact information below

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* 2. Optional: Contact information for co-applicant

Organization Information

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* 3. On behalf of what organization are you submitting this application?

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* 4. GCFA Number or Agency Tax ID
Note: Only 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive funding

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* 5. Where is this organization located? [note: physical address]

Program/Initiative Information

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* 6. Name of the program/initiative for which funds are being requested

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* 7. Amount you are requesting from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund for this program/initiative

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* 9. Check yes to indicate that you understand and agree to the following:
To qualify for a grant in 2022 you must be prepared to use the grant monies by December 31, 2022. (A request for distribution must be submitted by October 1, 2022.) If approved for a grant and monies are not requested/used by this time, the grant is forfeited for the grant year. However, you are encouraged to submit a completed application once the ministry/program is ready to move forward.

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* 10. Check yes to indicate that you understand and agree to the following:
The Reynolds Ministries Team processes grant applications annually. Therefore, no multiple-year grant distributions will be considered. Approval of a grant in one year does not guarantee approval in future years.

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* 11. Imagine you find yourself in an elevator with Mrs. Jane Reynolds. She has not read your grant application but you have 30 seconds to convince her why she should write a check to support your ministry. What would you say? [In 100 words or less, describe your initiative and how it will make disciples for Jesus Christ.]

COVID-19

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* 12. Is your program/initiative primarily related to the purchase of technology or new equipment that will allow for or enhance virtual worship/gathering?

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* 13. What procedures/protocol does your ministry have in place to protect the health and safety of all involved?

Section 1: Organization Information

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* 14. Tell us more about your organization. [Limit to 500 words]
Let us know more about your ministry context. What are your organization’s mission and vision? In other words, help our team understand who you are as an organization – and what challenges you face. Is your organization a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit? If you are applying as a church, please include worship statistics, a description of the geographical region and local community, brief church history, and other relevant information.

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* 15. To whom is your organization accountable? Name the highest governing body (for your organization) that is aware and approving of this application for funding from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund?
If you are applying as a church, is your District Superintendent aware that you are submitting this application? Your Annual Conference? Another supporting agency?

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* 16. Has your organization ever received a grant from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund?

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* 17. If yes, when? (name all years)

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* 18. If yes, how were the funds used?

Section 2: Program/Initiative Information

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* 19. Tell us, in detail, about the program/initiative for which you are applying for funds from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund. What has been done to date? [Limit to 500 words]
Do not rely on marketing materials or other documents you may attach to this application to describe your program/initiative.

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* 20. What is the vision for this program/initiative? How does it fit with the overall mission of your organization? What are your goals for this program? [Limit to 500 words]
Be sure to describe what this program/initiative should look like in five years.

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* 21. How will this program/initiative make disciples for Jesus Christ? How will success be measured? Be specific. [Limit to 500 words]

Section 3: Budget Information

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* 22. What is your organization’s annual operating budget?

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* 23. List all sources (including your own organization and other sources of grant funding) from which you are requesting or receiving funds for this program/initiative:

Must be in the following format:
Source - Amount Requested - Status (Pending, Committed, or Received)

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* 24. If you receive only a portion of the funding requested above, how will your program/initiative be impacted? How will this program/initiative be funded in three years? Five years? Ten years?

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* 25. Please attach the detailed budget for this program/initiative. [Acceptable formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX]

PDF, DOC, DOCX file types only.
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* 26. Optional: Additional materials may be attached. [Acceptable formats PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG]

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* 27. Optional: Additional materials may be attached. [Acceptable formats PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG]

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* 28. Optional: Additional materials may be attached. [Acceptable formats PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG, JPEG]

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Signature

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* 29. Check yes to indicate that you understand and agree to the following:
If you receive a grant from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund, you will be required to submit a follow-up report by the end of 2022 as a matter of accountability and partnership.

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* 30. Check yes to indicate that you understand and agree to the following:
If you receive a grant, a representative of the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund may visit your organization or program/initiative’s site as a matter of accountability and partnership.

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* 31. Please type your full name to indicate an e-Signature

Applications submitted by March 1, 2022 will be reviewed by the Reynolds Ministries Team during the month of March. Award decisions will be announced before Easter. Please look out for email communications from Caroline Cox at ccox@umfwnc.org during this time to ensure you do not miss critical award information or requests that may impact the ability to distribute funds in a timely manner.
Grant awards are distributed from the Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund, a permanently restricted endowment of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc., established by Royce and Jane Reynolds of Greensboro, NC. PLEASE NOTE: To appropriately honor the faithful generosity of Royce and Jane Reynolds, please avoid using the misnomer "Reynolds Foundation." To learn more about Reynolds Ministries and the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, please visit https://www.umfwnc.org/organizations/ministry-grants/ or contact Caroline Cox at ccox@umfwnc.org.
 
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