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Permanent Endowment Committee

Grant Proposal Guidelines


The Annual Church Conference of the Hays First United Methodist Church approved, in 2013,  a grant program supported by the Permanent Endowment Funds to address either (1) physical facility needs or (2) programmatic initiatives that will further the ministries of the Hays United Methodist Church. 


The Endowment Committee guidelines state that monies will be used to address problems and opportunities that are either not funded or are underfunded in the annual church budget.   

The Committee has allocated up to $25,000 to fund such proposals in 2014.  Proposals may be submitted by any of the following FUMC committees:  

 o   Church and Society      

 o  Missions                            

 o   Trustees            

 o  Council on Ministries

 o   Worship/Music                  

 o  Membership 

o   Finance         

o  Staff-Parish Relations

o   Education (UMYF, Kids’ Club, etc.)                                                   


Grants will be developed through one or more church committee(s) which will assume administrative responsibility for each funded proposal.  However, the idea for a proposed initiative may originate with one or more church members and then be developed in consultation with an appropriate church committee.  

Thus, the final proposal will be “sponsored” by an appropriate committee and that committee will be responsible for supervising the work plan, expenditures and the evaluation of the project upon completion.

In all cases, proposals should clearly indicate how your proposal will enhance the FUMC mission of “open doors, open minds and open hearts…”  

Electronic or printed copies of Endowment Committee grant proposals should be sent to:

Endowment Committee

First United Methodist Church

307 West 7th

Hays, KS 67601

Click here to access a printable PDF application form

Beginning September 2014, the Endowment Committee will review proposals monthly.